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New Center to Help Wounded Warriors Opens in Bethesda

Now Bethesda won’t be famous for its boutiques and bars alone. As of last week, this part of Montgomery County, Md., houses the new National Intrepid Center of Excellence, which will improve the ability of military and civilian healthcare providers to treat traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders in war …

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President Announces Plan to Increase Broadband Space

White House officials announced President Barack Obama’s plan to increase the amount of available commercial and federal broadband space in a memorandum scheduled to be signed today. The plan will make 500 megahertz available over the next 10 years in reflection of the rising use of smartphones and other wireless …

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FBI Names New Assistant Director in Charge for NY Division

Janice K. Fedarcyk has been named as assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York division, the agency announced yesterday. “Jan Fedarcyk brings both a strong national security and criminal investigative background from her current assignment as head of the Philadelphia division and from her work at FBI Headquarters, …

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Comprehensive Cyber Legislation Approved

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday unanimously approved a major cybersecurity legislation that would structure how the federal government protects public and private sector cyber networks. Crafted by Ranking Member Susan Collins and Sens. Joe Lieberman and Tom Carper, the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of …

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U.S. Congress Comes to Agreement on Financial Reform Bill

House and Senate lawmakers reached an agreement today on the most drastic overhaul of financial regulations since the Great Depression. The negotiations, which lasted over two weeks, finally came to a compromise after a 20-hour-long meeting as the two chambers agreed to merge the competing bills. The final details of …

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Mullen Calls for Support, Care for Veterans

Today’s generation of military members, veterans and their families is making an impact on American society that could be felt for generations to come, according to Navy Adm. Mike Mullen. Speaking to a group of political staffers, defense industry officials and reporters at The Hill newspaper’s annual Tribute to the …

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Education Activity Director Moved to New Position

The leader of the Department of Defense Education Activity Shirley Miles has been temporarily assigned to another job within the department, according to DoD. The complete details of the reassignment remain unknown, but is effective immediately. Miles was director of the activity since June 2008, and Marilee Fitzgerald has been …

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Good and Bad News for America’s Unemployed

The Department of Labor released its weekly unemployment claims report of last week’s data with numbers showing a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week. The number is the largest drop in initial claims for jobless benefits in two months. The department said the claims dropped to a seasonally adjusted …

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GAO Announces Members to Co-Op Advisory Board

The Government Accountability Office yesterday announced the appointment of 15 members to the advisory board to the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program. Newly created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the board will make recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services on grants and …

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