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10 Years Post-9/11, GAO Says DHS Needs to Do More

Homeland security has significantly improved in the ten years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, but a government audit released Wednesday says the Homeland Security Department still has gaps. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro released the Government Accountability Office’s findings at a Senate hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and …

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Postmaster Gen. Donahoe to Visit Congress, Ask for Help

The Postal Service’s mounting financial crisis has led its top official to visit Congress and ask for help in saving the post office. The AP reports Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is among the witnesses scheduled to appear Tuesday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Postal officials said …

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DoD CIO Teri Takai Says Pentagon Shoring Up Weak Links Post-WikiLeaks

Step one for the Defense Department in the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures, which saw sensitive defense intelligence splashed across newspapers worldwide, was a top-down review of the security chain and an identification of its weakest links. That was the message the department’s new Chief Information Officer Teri Takai took …

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John Pistole: ‘I am dedicated to leading TSA to the next level’

As the White House’s third nominee to lead the TSA, John Pistole delivered his remarks in front of legislators during a Senate hearing yesterday. Pistole spoke of plans to strengthen the safety of international aviation, public transportation, the advancement of TSA’s mission and collaboration with Congress. His extensive background and …

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Reitinger Testifies on Cyber Bill

As the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 reached its first hearing at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate for the Department of Homeland Security Philip Reitinger spoke about the bill to give the president …

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Erik S. Hopkins

Erik S. Hopkins serves as professional staff member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with responsibilities that include IT, cybersecurity and records management for the Federal Financial Management Subcommittee, which Sen. Tom Carper, (D-Del.) leads. Hopkins has been the lead staff member for several subcommittee hearings that …

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