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A Double Dose of Acquisition Reform

Last week, DoD and Congress each moved forward with acquisition reform measures: DoD proposed changes to DFARS to comply with OCI-prevention language in section 207 of the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (WSARA) and the House Armed Services Committee unaimously approved H.R. 5013, the IMPROVE Acquisitions Act of …

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Public Service Recognition Week

Next week is a week dedicated to celebrating those who serve in the government. It was started in 1985, and activities are held nationwide to honor the men and women who work in public service, whether in federal, state, local, or county government. PSRW is a week to educate citizens …

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FCC Launches New Task Force

The FCC is working on the nation’s spectrum agenda. Today, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the launch of a Spectrum Task Force. Ruth Milkman, the current Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, as well as Julius Knapp, the current Chief of the Office of Engineering Technology, will be co-chairing the …

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Dirty Bomb Drill Looks to Prepare Personnel for Cleanup Operations

The Environmental Protection Agency today initiated a five-day homeland security exercise with the involvement of more than 700 personnel from federal, state and local agencies and the private sector. Called Liberty RadEx, the drill is the largest one of its kind to test the nation’s capability to clean up and …

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New Assistant Director for FBI Cyber Division

FBI Director Robert Mueller, III has named Gordon Snow the assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division. Snow has been working with the FBI since March of 1992, and his most recent position was deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division. Director Mueller said, “Protecting the United States against cyber …

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Stephanie Cutter Named Assistant to President for Special Projects

Stephanie Cutter has been named the Assistant to the President for Special Projects. Cutter was placed in this position April 22, 2010. Her duties will include advising the President on communications and outreach initiatives, specifically with the recent health insurance reform. Cutter, founder of The Cutter Media Group, LCC, has …

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Childhood Obesity Poses Threat to National Security

A group of retired military officers claim that school lunches have been a factor in making young Americans so fat that fewer of them meet the military’s physical fitness standards, thus jeopardizing recruitment. According to a new report titled “Too Fat to Fight” released Tuesday, more than 9 million young …

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Obama Makes Speech on Wall Street

President Obama gave a speech to financial leaders on Wall Street this morning at Cooper Union in New York. A crowd of around 700 people were present, however, the speech was also broadcast live on whitehouse.gov. The goal of today’s speech was to bring to mind the need for financial …

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