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US Navy CIO Robert Carey to Leave by Summer’s End

The Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Navy, Robert Carey, has announced that he will be moving to another position within the department at the request of Navy Undersecretary Robert Work. It is planned that he will remain CIO until the end of the Summer. The CIO’s new position remains …

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Reitinger Testifies on Cyber Bill

As the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 reached its first hearing at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate for the Department of Homeland Security Philip Reitinger spoke about the bill to give the president …

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Napolitano Announces Final Standards for PS-Prep Plan

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the final standards of the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program have been adopted after a series of regional public meetings and the incorporation of public comments. PS-Prep is a collaboration of the DHS and private sector and is a …

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Insourcing’s Latest Dilemma: OCI

In a publication issued June 4th, DoD’s Standards of Conduct Office (SOCO) reminded all DoD employees that its policy guidelines prohibit them from serving on the boards of non-federal entities (NFEs) that they deal with professionally. This announcement comes ahead of a proposed DoD plan to insource 11,000 acquisition personnel, …

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Interagency Collaboration Critical to National Security

Interagency collaboration between federal agencies is key to dealing with the challenges the U.S. government faces when it comes to national security; however, success will also require leadership commitment, solid plans with clear priorities, and measurable goals, said John H. Pendleton, director of defense capabilities and management at the Government …

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Kerry, Snowe Request FCC Use TV Airwaves for Broadband

Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Olympia Snowe, senior member of the Commerce Committee wrote a letter to the Federal Communication Commission requesting it opens unused TV airwaves as a platform for low-cost broadband for those who remain unable to access …

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Lynn: Cyber Attack Would Affect U.S., Canadian Links

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III met with Canadian National Security Advisor Marie-Lucie Morin to discuss cooperation efforts for a cyber defense strategy between the two nations at a meeting in Ottowa, Canada. As threat levels of cyber attacks continue to climb, Lynn feels that a U.S. cyber defense collaboration …

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CIA Appoints Gerald P. Hamilton to Lead Diversity Programs

CIA Director Leon E. Panetta has appointed Gerald P. Hamilton, a senior officer in the National Clandestine Service, to lead the agency’s diversity programs, including its public outreach efforts. Hamilton will head the new Employee Resource Center, which was created to combine, focus and increase the capabilities of existing offices …

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