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GSA Drives Open Government

The General Services Administration is taking steps to further the administration’s goal of having an open and participatory government. Most recently, GSA called other agencies to boost innovation with plans to launch an online innovation challenge platform. This online platform is free and will hopefully promote more public participation. GSA’s …

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Napolitano Travels to Middle East to Discuss Global Security Issues

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is visiting the United Arab Emirates to meet with her counterparts from the Middle East region and officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization to discuss ways to enhance global aviation security. This is the fifth in a series of major international meetings …

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TSA & CBP Offer Summer Travel Tips

As Memorial Day weekend comes to a close, the warmer season has begun with summer vacations and travels. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration published some travel tips late last week for travelers to review to ensure safe, enjoyable trips. The CBP reminds vacationers to make …

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Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Despite the onset of unscheduled rain, President Barack Obama recognized the fallen service members during a ceremony at Chicago’s Hines Fisher houses on Memorial Day. “At its core, the nobility and majesty of Memorial Day can be found in the story of ordinary Americans who become extraordinary for the most …

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Obama’s National Security Strategy

The White House recently released the Obama Administration’s comprehensive National Security Strategy online.  As a sweeping articulation of the administration’s goals in domestic and international policy, the strategy is short on specifics but nonetheless offers insight into the current administration’s operational philosophy in advancing America’s interests.  The strategy breaks down …

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Jones Explains New National Security Strategy

President Barack Obama yesterday offered a peek into the main themes of the new National Security Strategy as the 52-page document was released. “Our strategy starts by recognizing that our strength and influence abroad begins with the steps we take at home,” the president said. These steps were specified today …

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US-Japan Security Consultative Committee Releases Joint Statement

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the U.S and Japan. The alliance was reconfirmed by the release of a joint statement of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates …

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates Opens Up in Interview

In an interview with CNN’s John King, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates touched on a wide range of issues on areas such as the current U.S. relationship with Pakistan, the number of deployed troops in Afghanistan, the DoD budget predictions and his recent announced stance on the removal of “don’t …

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