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Northrop Grumman Security Systems among HHS Contract Winners

Northrop Grumman Security Systems was among the first eight contract winners for a Health and Human Services grant to develop effective countermeasures – or preventive steps – against both man-made and natural biological threats. The HHS BARDA grant (short for Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) awarded an initial total …

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Service Members Arm Themselves against ID Theft

They’ve dodged bullets and bombs in some of the most dangerous corners of the globe, but now the Defense Department says U.S. service members should be on the lookout for a different type of threat: identity theft. DoD is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission on its “Deter, Detect and …

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NASA’s Green Frontier

While NASA has been knocked off its orbit lately, one of its most recent endeavors never left the ground but is still leading the pack in innovation. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced earlier this week that its massive 50,000 square-foot, two-story Sustainability Base in Ames, Calif., was named …

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Healthcare Workforce in the Money as HHS Awards $130M Grant

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last week HHS would award $130.8 million in grants to “strengthen and expand the health professions workforce.” The grants will be used to bolster workforce training in both primary care and oral health and for equipment upgrades and enhancements. Loan …

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FCC Commissioner Clyburn Names New Chief of Staff

The game of musical chairs at the Federal Communications Commission continued yesterday as FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced Dave Grimaldi would be taking over as her chief of staff and media legal adviser. Before being named to Clyburn’s staff, Grimaldi was chief counsel for her father, House Majority Whip James …

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Heads in the Cloud

Chief technology officers from more than a dozen leading software firms and the White House’s top technology gurus kicked off a two-day conference yesterday aimed at making better use of cloud computing across the federal government. The Business Software Alliance’s sixth annual forum hosted CTOs from 13 software firms including …

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