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OPM Leaders Participate in ‘Feds Feed Families’

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry and agency and Congressional leaders will be participating in the “Feds Feed Families” food drive this afternoon at the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. The federal leaders will be promoting nutrition, literacy and fitness with the young people at …

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Clapper at Senate Hearing: ‘There needs to be a clear, defined, identifiable leader of the intelligence community’

President Barack Obama’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. appeared in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday during his confirmation hearing. During his hearing, Clapper was sternly questioned for three hours on his plans for handling the nation’s Intelligence Community, which has been …

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DOJ, DHS Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Department of Justice Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary G. Grindler and Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday outlining the roles and responsibilities of INTERPOL Washington. The MOU is part of cooperation efforts with INTERPOL’s other 187 member countries and the more …

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ODNI Dispels Myths about Contractors, Intelligence Community

In response to yesterday’s first installment of The Washington Post’s “Top Secret America” series on the Intelligence Community, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a document dispelling some common myths surrounding the IC’s use of and relationship with contractors. In the document, ODNI outlines some widely held …

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Jacob Lew: What’s Next at OMB?

Jacob “Jack” Lew, Obama’s nominee to replace Peter Orszag as Director of OMB, has served at the State Department since the last time he served as Director of OMB for President Clinton.  Regardless of whether Orszag’s departure resulted from policy differences with President Obama, it’s clear that at least some …

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David Gompert: ‘Commitment to keeping America safe will remain steadfast, whether they are reflected in the day’s news or not’

Following the first installment of a two-year investigative report published today by the Washington Post, Acting Director of National Intelligence David C. Gompert released a statement that declared that the reports do not accurately depict the Intelligence Community. The report, titled “Top Secret America”, investigated the growth of U.S.  intelligence …

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Sebelius, Holder Kick off Healthcare Fraud Preventation Summit

Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week kicked off the first in a series of regional healthcare fraud prevention summits in Miami, Fla. The summit brought together federal, state and local partners, beneficiaries, providers and other interested parties to talk about …

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Gates Arrives in South Korea to Plan Alliance Objectives

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates recently arrived in South Korea to meet with officials to lay out future objectives in strengthening the alliance between the two nations. Joined by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gates will begin the first “2-plus-2 Talks” and will outline a series of military exercises …

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