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New Website Promotes Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission on Tuesday announced the launch of its redesigned financial literacy education website, which now has enhanced interactive features to provide more resources to individuals seeking information that could assist with their personal financial decisions. As the nation recovers from the most severe financial crisis …

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DHS Partners with Sports Leagues Subsector

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure is sponsoring The Sports League Conference. The sports leagues subsector and DHS partnership is a great example of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan framework at work. This event kicked off yesterday, April 28, 2010, and is continuing on today. Approximately 200 …

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Dirty Bomb Drill Looks to Prepare Personnel for Cleanup Operations

The Environmental Protection Agency today initiated a five-day homeland security exercise with the involvement of more than 700 personnel from federal, state and local agencies and the private sector. Called Liberty RadEx, the drill is the largest one of its kind to test the nation’s capability to clean up and …

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Napolitano Commemorates 15th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday visited Oklahoma to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and delivered remarks about the department’s efforts to protect against evolving threats of terrorism. Honoring the 168 people who lost their lives in what she called “an unspeakable act of …

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Insourcing: The Baker’s “Dirty Dozen”

Just over a year ago, Robert Gates announced a plan to add 20,000 employees to the defense acquisition workforce by 2015:  11,000 jobs converted from contractor-held positions and 9,000 new jobs.  He also announced plans to insource another 19,000 non-acquisition jobs currently performed by contractors.  That’s a total of 30,000 …

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Personal Health Record Use is Growing

More people are using personal health records, according to a survey by the California HealthCare Foundation. The survey was entitled “Consumers and Health Information Technology: A National Survey” and one of the main findings was that while only 7% of adults are currently using personal health records (PHRs), the number …

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Obama Comments on Eve of Nuclear Summit

President Obama met with Prime Minister Singh of India, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and President Zuma of South Africa yesterday on the eve of the Nuclear Security Summit. In a press briefing, Obama publicly complimented Zuma on his administration’s efforts in addressing the international problem of the threat of nuclear …

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US, Europe Must Take ‘Collaborative Global Action’ to Fight Terrorism

Meeting with European counterparts as part of the U.S.-European Union Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Troika meeting, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said there needs to be a transatlantic collaborative action to increase information sharing and strengthen security measures to counter terrorists who threaten all nations. “We must …

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Healthcare Industry Gets More Secure Software for Info Sharing

Now healthcare providers and organizations can exchange patient information more securely on the National Health Information Network. Harris Corporation recently released the newest version of CONNECT software to do just that; it’s called CONNECT 2.4. CONNECT 2.4 differs from previous software in that it is more secure, it is updated …

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