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Lynn Details Pentagon’s Cyber-Defense Measures

To fight the cyber threat, the Pentagon has built “layered and robust defenses” around military networks, and officials from the departments of Defense and Homeland Security are collaborating to protect the computer systems, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn wrote in an article published yesterday in Foreign Affairs magazine. …

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Napolitano Addresses Border-Protection Strategies in Montana

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday visited Montana to tour U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations and meet with state and local officials, law-enforcement personnel and private-sector stakeholders regarding DHS’ efforts to secure the Northern border. “We have made critical security enhancements along our Northern border, investing in …

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Napolitano Gives Nod to Obama’s Pick to Lead DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last Wednesday applauded President Barack Obama’s intent to appoint Warren Stern as director of the department’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. “The men and women of DNDO play a critical role in strengthening America’s security,” Napolitano said. “Warren’s nuclear security and safety expertise will …

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DHS Announces Community-Based Law Enforcement Efforts

Department of Homeland Security yesterday announced a series of initiatives to support state and local law enforcement and community groups across America in identifying and diminishing threats to their communities and expanded DHS’ “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to the Washington, D.C., area in connection with the annual …

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DHS Launches Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday launched the “Blue Campaign”—a DHS-wide initiative to combat human trafficking through public awareness, victim-assistance programs, and law-enforcement training and efforts. “The battle against human trafficking is a shared responsibility involving the department’s federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners, nonprofit and …

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Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt Highligths Progress in Cybersecurity

The White House yesterday released a progress report on what concrete steps have been taken to make cyberspace a more secure place, highlighting identity authentication, a comprehensive cyber incident response plan, and new performance metrics introduced by the Federal Information Management Security Act. Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt yesterday hosted an …

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FAA Collaborates with Europe to Make Air Travel Seamless

The Federal Aviation Association and the European Commission last week reached an agreement that will allow the United States and Europe to collaborate on research aimed at providing seamless air-traffic services between the two continents. “Harmonization is the key to the future of air travel over the North Atlantic,” said …

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Napolitano Announces Steps to Boost Southwest Border Efforts

Working with federal, state, local, tribal and Mexican partners, the Department of Homeland Security has over the past year and a half made significant progress in cracking down on border-related crime and smuggling while facilitating legitimate travel and commerce, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said. “We are committed to further bolstering …

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Interagency Effort to Combat IP Theft

The Department of Justice has joined forces with other government departments and agencies as part of the Obama administration’s effort to combat theft of intellectual property, Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday. Together with administration officials, DOJ has developed key aspects of the first-ever Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property …

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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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