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Unifying the Department of Homeland Security

Secretary Napolitano, the third secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, spoke at the DHS employee Town Hall meeting on December 15th, 2009.  Employees gathered to hear her speak at the actual Town Hall at USCIS Tomich Center in DC, but a number of employees joined in through videoconferencing …

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Plans to Increase Federal Hiring of Veterans

After the members of the Interagency Council met on December 11th, 2009 they decided to push for more hires of veterans by federal agencies. The meeting was co-chaired by Hilda Solis, the Secretary of Labor, Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and John Berry, the director of the Office …

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Cloud Computing Put on Hold

Cloud computing decisions are currently being put on hold. This is due to the fact that there have been delays to switching to new services. According to NextGov, the cloud computing has been put on hold because agency officials want to wait until they are at least halfway through the …

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“Pay Czar” Feinberg Speaking Tomorrow at GMU

Tomorrow, December 17th, 2009 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Kenneth Feinberg, the Special Master for Executive Compensation from the Department of Treasury will be speaking at George Mason University. It will be held in Research 1, Room 163 on the George Mason University campus. Feinberg will be talking about his decisions regarding …

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DHS Creates Task Force in Response to Recent Criticism

Today Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder announced the creation of a Presidential task force on controlled unclassified information releases. This announcement is one of two major steps to enhance information sharing among federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. The first step …

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