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Obama Nominates Dr. Berwick for Administrator of CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has not had a permanent director since 2006. Yesterday, April 19, 2010 President Obama nominated Dr. Donald Berwick to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick is currently the …

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Highlights of Nuclear Security Summit

The risk of a nuclear attack has been on the rise, Obama said yesterday at the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit. The risk of a nuclear war may be on the decline, but there are still many nations that have nuclear materials. Obama said, “Just the smallest amount of plutonium, about …

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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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Obama Appoints Bersin to CBP Commissioner

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 57,000 employees have a new Commissioner, Alan Bersin. Bersin was recently appointed by President Obama to oversee the operation of CBP, which has a budget of more than $11 million. The new Commissioner said, “I believe CBP’s strength is based on the diligence, dedication, …

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New Energy Initiatives to Improve Security

The U.S. will begin to wean off of foreign oil. Yesterday, President Obama announced that there is going to be a series of energy initiatives put in place in order to improve national security. These initiatives include plans to use more off-shore drilling. When addressing an audience at Joint Base …

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Obama Seeks CTO: Chief Tweet Officer

Social media has become a key ingredient in communication for our nation’s politics. Sound like something you’re up for?  Because Mia Cambronero is stepping down from her job of maintaining Obama’s social network sites including Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. The Democratic National Committee recently posted the job opening of Social …

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First Ever SAVE Award Presented

Yesterday, Monday December 21st, 2009, the first ever SAVE Award was presented to Nancy of Grand Valley, Colorado by President Obama. The SAVE (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) Award was apart of a contest of federal employees who were asked to come up with different ideas for the improvement of …

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Greening the Government

This past October 2009, President Obama signed an executive order that requires government agencies to reduce waste by 50% by 2015, improve water efficiency by 26% by 2020, to operate government vehicles with 30% less petroleum by 2020, and to have the buildings be LEED certified. President Obama is being …

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