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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano starts on transportation security, ends up on cybersecurity
Congressional hearings usually stay close to the original topic. Sometimes, though, the wishes of the members of Congress can lead a hearing places one wouldn't expect.
Most observers believe the health care debate on Capital Hill isn't impacting how the Federal government does business. But defense analyst Jim McAleese of McAleese & Associates says his connections on the Hill tell him the health care bill is knocking the 2010 Defense Authorization bill down a notch or two on Congress's priority list.
WFED's Max Cacas brings us a preview.
Center for Democracy and Technology counsel explains why.
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) will introduce a Congressional Resolution today stating that federal employees are entitled to, and should come to expect, a reasonable degree of personal safety and security on the job.
The Pentagon has moved to lift a decades-old policy that prohibits women from serving aboard Navy submarines. The Associate Press reports, it's part of a gradual reconsideration of women's roles in a military fighting two wars whose front lines can be anywhere. At issue is the end of a policy that kept women from serving aboard the last type of ship off-limits to them. The thinking was that the close quarters aboard subs would make coed service difficult to manage. Defense Secretary Robert Gates notified Congress in a letter signed Friday that the Navy intends to repeal the ban on women sailors on subs. Congress has 30 days to weigh in.
President Obama's top information technology officials talk about the role of IT in advancing government openness, on the heels of announcement of the new Open Government Initiative.
A new head of the Homeland Security Department's Intelligence and Analysis division is one step closer to becoming official.