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Potomac Officers Club Announces Monte Hawkins, CBP Director of the National Vetting Center, for Security Vetting Process Modernization Update on Aug. 14th

On August 14th, Potomac Officers Club will host the Security Vetting Process Modernization Update at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Monte Hawkins of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman Technology Services will serve as the moderator for an expert panel featuring Casie Antalis and Eric Peters of CBP, Sam Robinson of the FBI and Lori Vislocky of DHS.

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Americans Remain Satisfied With Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service took the top spot in a new poll by analytics and advisory firm Gallup that ranked the federal agencies based on the satisfaction of Americans. USPS received the highest rating, with 74 percent of respondents saying the agency is doing an "excellent" or "good" job, Gallup said Monday. The agency also ranked first place in 2014, 2017 and 2018. 

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Secret Service Lead Randolph Alles Joins DHS as Head of Management

Randolph Alles, former director of the U.S. Secret Service, has been appointed acting deputy under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, replacing former Deputy Under Secretary Chip Fulghum. He will oversee management programs, including financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security and asset management, Kevin McAleenan, acting homeland security secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement posted Friday. Alles left his role with the Secret Service last week after two years. 

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House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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Secret Service, Hedge Fund Vet Richard Staropoli Chosen for DHS CIO Role

President Donald Trump intends to appoint Richard Staropoli, formerly managing director of counter-party risk and chief information security officer at Fortress Investment Group, as chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security. The White House said Friday he helped establish Fortress’ corporate due-diligence program that uses traditional and non-traditional investigative and intelligence …

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Joseph Clancy to Retire as Secret Service Director

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy will retire by March 4 after a 29-year career at the agency, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Carol Leonnig writes Clancy confirmed Tuesday he plans to retire for good and move back to his house in Philadelphia. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Clancy’s resignation presents an opportunity for President …

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Secret Service Implements Cyber & IT Strategy to Boost Agent Mobility

The U.S. Secret Service have begun to implement its first cyber and information technology strategic plan that covers agency goals to develop a network operations security center and bolster mobility for special agents and uniformed officers, Signal Magazine reported Sunday. George Seffers writes Kevin Nally, chief information officer of the Secret Service, finalized the strategy nearly …

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