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New Biometrics Agency to Support National Security Strategy

With biometric information taking an increasingly prominent role in national security, the Department of Defense has created the new Biometrics Identity Management Agency, which will lead DoD activities to integrate and synchronize biometrics technologies and capabilities and to manage the DoD’s biometrics database to support the National Security Strategy. According …

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FCC to Hold Public Workshop

The Federal Communications Commission will be holding the next Open Internet Workshop on April 28, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The workshop, “Approaches to Preserving the Open Internet,” will be streamed live for all interested parties on FCC Live on www.openinternet.gov. The goal of the workshop is to “address how the …

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PCI a Non-Issue for Contractors

In the debate surrounding PCI, it’s worth noting that of 22 contractors audited by GAO, 18 of them already had written policies to prevent personal conflicts of interest within their workforce.  Many contractors model their safeguards on “the financial disclosure process used for DOD employees covered by federal conflict of …

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Mullen Confident in New START Treaty

The first START treaty (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) between the U.S. and the USSR was signed on July 31, 1991. This treaty expired this past December and both sides agreed to observe the treaty until a new one was made. A new treaty that expands and renews the old one …

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US, Russia Seal Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty

President Barack Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia today sealed a new nuclear arms reduction treaty, which entails a considerable new reduction of the strategic missiles each side has deployed, The Washington Post reports. The agreement, which still has to be ratified in the U.S. Senate and in Russia, …

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The Department of Education Responds to Healthcare Bill

Healthcare reform is now a reality. The Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the vote was historical. “It was a big victory for Americans who need quality, affordable health care. It also provides financial aid to millions of students to help realize their dream of a college education.” Just …

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Genachowski Optimistic About National Broadband Plan

The FCC has finally delivered the nation’s first broadband plan. “Broadband is the indispensable infrastructure of the digital age – the 21st Century equivalent of what canals, railroads, highways, the telephone, and electricity were for previous generations,” said Julius Genachowski, the Chairman of the FCC yesterday, March 25, 2010, when …

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2010 National Small Business Week

Since 1963, National Small Business week has recognized small businesses around the country and how they are contributing to overall economic prosperity.  Small business owners and entrepreneurs are honored for their contributions to the economic well-being of the country during this 3 day event. This year National Small Business week …

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GSA Launches BetterBuy Pilot(s)

The General Services Administration has launched the first phase of the BetterBuy pilots. The pilots will be on data.gov, which launched today, March 25, 2010, and Clearpath, which will launch in the coming weeks. In phase one GSA is testing this wiki: https://betterbuy.fas.gsa.gov/index.php/Main_Page As well as a new Twitter account to …

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