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Obama Promises Better, Expanded Care for Veterans

Calling veteran care the nation’s “solemn responsibility,” President Barack Obama last week said the Department of Veterans Affairs will start making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to get the benefits and treatment they need. In his weekly address, Obama on Saturday highlighted veterans care and what the …

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Three Maryland Colleges Recognized for Preparing Students for Cyber Careers

Three two-year colleges in Maryland were among the first community colleges in the country to be named National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance last month by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Anne Arundel Community College, Hagerstown Community College and Prince Georges Community College …

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FBI Names New Deputy Director

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Timothy P. Murphy the new deputy director, a role in which he will be succeeding John S. Pistole who left the agency to service as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Murphy has served as associate deputy director since January 2008, overseeing …

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Gates Recommends Mattis as Commander of U.S. Central Command

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday his recommendation for Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis as next commander of U.S. Central Command. Mattis is currently commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and, if confirmed, will succeed Army Gen. David H. Patraeus, who is now commander of U.S. and NATO …

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NSA to Launch New Cybersecurity Program

The National Security Agency revealed yesterday its plan to unveil a national cybersecurity program called “Perfect Citizen” to asses vulnerabilities and secure critical infrastructures. The surveillance platform plans to detect cyber threats in private companies and federal agencies through a set of sensors placed into networks that alert suspicious activity. …

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HHS Provides $390.5 Million for Hospital Preparedness

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be providing grants totaling up to $390.5 million to all states, territories and metro areas in an effort to strengthen the nation’s medical surge capabilities following an emergency. The funds are part of the HHS’ Hospital Preparedness Program. They are given …

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Acquisition of Narus is a Step Forward, Says Boeing’s Roger Krone

Boeing announced yesterday it will add to its Network & Space Systems business with the recent acquisition of Narus, a software provider, to help guard against large Internet protocol attacks. According to a Boeing press release, the acquisition of the Sunnyvale, Calif., company follows a successful relationship between the two …

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TSA Funds Enhance Security and Create Jobs

In an effort to strengthen the Transportation Security Administration’s security efforts and employment opportunities, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced yesterday approximately $56 million of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be allocated to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Orlando International Airport and St. Louis International …

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FCC’s Mignon Clyburn Gets New Chief of Staff

Following FCC’s recent appointment of Rick Kaplan as chief counsel and senior legal adviser, Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced Angela Kronenberg will take on Kaplan’s duties as chief of staff. Kronenberg was formerly Clyburn’s wireline legal adviser on media and consumer issues and provided advice to the commissioner on …

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