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Continued Debate Over a WH Cybersecurity Coordinator

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Unsorted  /  No Comments

In May of this year, the Obama Administration announced that it would appoint a Cybersecurity Coordinator, with the intent to give cybersecurity matters the attention that they deserve. However, several months removed from this announcement, the White House has yet to move forward on this promise. In terms of political impact, it would perhaps be […]

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Reid asks DHS to Call off Las Vegas Exercise

By   /  November 22, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, recently asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to call off the 2010 National Level Exercise in his home state. The scheduled activities are scheduled to occur in Las Vegas. These training activities are designed to prepare first responders for a scenario in which a nuclear weapon would be […]

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Cyber Security Jobs on the Forefront

By   /  November 16, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Homeland Security has 1,000 new hires in its future—specifically seeking to hire employees who are well versed in defending the United States from cyber attacks.  As these types of attacks are becoming all too common and deadly, the Obama Administration has stepped up hiring in the next three years to bolster defenses. DHS Secretary Janet […]

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House Approves Chemical and Water Security Act of 2009

By   /  November 10, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The House on Friday passed legislation that would place new security requirements on facilities across the country that use or store dangerous chemicals, expanding the current authority of DHS to require chemical facilities to use safer technologies and processes. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 230-193. It faces an uncertain future in […]

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Military or Civilian? U.S. to Decide Jurisdiction of Guantanamo Inmates by Nov. 16

By   /  November 10, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the U.S. will decide by November 16 whether to try Guantanamo detainees in military or civilian courts. 215 detainees remain at the Guantanamo Bay facility and the Obama administration has yet to decide who among them will be tried, released, or detained indefinitely. The administration is trying to stick […]

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