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Admiral Mullen Speaks at GWU

The chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, spoke to an audience at George Washington University yesterday, January 7th, about issues concerning national security. Due to recent instances of failed intelligence, Admiral Mullen was asked several questions concerning U.S. intelligence agencies and their efforts. The failed attempt, …

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National Health Security Strategy

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released yesterday The National Health Security Strategy, which addresses the protection of public health services during a large-scale emergency. In the event of health threats or incidents with negative health consequences, such as Bioterrorism or natural disasters, the strategy will reinforce actions that strengthen and sustain …

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GSA’s Chief of Staff Has Last Day

Yesterday, January 6th was the last day as GSA’s Chief of Staff for Danielle Germain. She has held the Chief of Staff position at GSA since June of 2009. According to Washington Technology, Germain said, “We all know that [GSA has] been in a period of transition for the last …

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Intelligence Chief in Afghanistan Calls for Overhaul

Major General Michael Flynn, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence in Afghanistan, recently published a report with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) which examines the flaws in intelligence analysis in Afghanistan and what should be done to fix the problems. The report, titled “Fixing Intel: A Blueprint …

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Obama to Release Preliminary Report on Christmas Day Attack

Last night in an address to the Nation, President Obama admitted the government had sufficient information to uncover the plot of the attack and then eventually disrupt the attack. Placing much of the blame on the intelligence community,Obama recognized their inability  “to connect the dots.” In addition to the wrong …

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Office of Personnel Management Reorganizes

In a January 5th press release, the Office of Personnel Management announced its reorganization to better meet the needs of their customers. This reorganization goes hand in hand with the Obama Administration’s goals to make the government more open and transparent. The reorganization went into effect after the signing of …

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Cyber Command Plans Put on Hold

Privacy concerns have become an issue for the Pentagon’s cybersecurity plans. Due to this, the Pentagon has delayed and may end the Cyber Command plan. With Congress questioning the privacy issues, as well as the overall mission, a launch date is not in sight. It was first supposed to be …

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Health IT Summit for Government Leaders

On February 3rd and 4th, 2010 there is a Health IT Summit for Government Leaders. It will be held at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. You can also access the summit from your own office or home live through the Internet. Some keynote speakers include Dr. David Blumenthal, …

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NASA Finds 5 New Planets With Kepler Space Telescope

A Kepler space telescope that has been orbited space has found five new planets. NASA launched the telescope this past March. According to InformationWeek, William Borucki, the mission’s principal science investigator, stated, “These observations contribute to our understand of how planetary systems form and evolve from the gas and dust …

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GSA Modifies Federal Privately Owned Vehicle Reimbursement Rates

The General Services Administration recently announced that it updated the federal privately owned vehicle reimbursement rates. These new rates went into effect on January 1st, 2010. The new rates are as follows: Airplane – $1.29 per mile Automobile if no government owned available – $0.50 per mile Automobile if government …

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