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Richard Clarke, who has led the federal government's efforts to protect the nation's critical systems during the past four years, confirmed Jan. 30 that he is stepping down.
The Treasury Department Feb. 4 named Michael Dawson as the head of the department's new Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection.
The Navy Knowledge Online portal is available to all active-duty, reserve and retired sailors, and Marines.
Although 18 agencies have launched smart card projects, the technology remains difficult to implement and is gaining traction slowly, according to the General Accounting Office.
The Federal Computer Incident Response Center wants industry leaders to help in an effort to develop standards for exchanging security incident information.
Homeland Security Department Secretary Tom Ridge announced Jan. 30 a major reorganization of agencies within the new department, in a move to tighten control over U.S. ports and land borders.
The General Services Administration awarded 17 contracts under the Connections program, which is an effort to replace expiring regional equipment and services contracts.
The Transportation Security Administration plans to award a contract this month to a systems integrator for a tool that will perform background checks and risk assessments on airline travelers.
John Ortego, former director of the Agriculture Department's National Finance Center in New Orleans, left the federal government Jan. 31.
The Commerce Department's chief information officer issued the first departmentwide information technology security policy that sets comprehensive ground rules for protecting and accessing the department's systems.
The National Imagery and Mapping Agency will help ensure that agencies with homeland missions share a common operational picture and geospatial intelligence.
The Air Force and Marine Corps are working to transform and modernize their logistics business processes and information technology systems.
Industry and academia leaders are teaming to provide the Defense Department with data for possible smallpox drugs.
The agency that conducts background investigations for the Defense Department will be transferred to the Office of Personnel Management in an effort to consolidate the clearance process.
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