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October 30, 2009
9:15 am

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune, on the new disaster recovery web site:

Got a few thoughts on how to create a better national strategy for
long-term disaster recovery? The Obama administration's new Long-Term Disaster Recovery Working Group wants to hear them, and on Wednesday, the working group's leaders, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, launched a new Web site to solicit suggestions from state and local partners and the public.


The site, DisasterRecoveryWorkingGroup.gov, adorned with photos of President Obama's Oct. 15 town hall at the University of New Orleans, provides a 16-part online questionnaire that begins: "How would you define a successful disaster recovery?"


It also includes such questions as: "What unmet needs are common to most disasters that do not seem to be adequately addressed under the current systems and programs?" and "What are best practices for integrating mitigation and resilience into recovery?"


The purpose of the questionnaire, according to a statement from Donovan's office, is to make it easy for people to "submit ideas for disaster recovery; articulate objectives for recovery assistance going forward; identify examples of best practices; raise challenges and obstacles to success; and share thoughts, experiences and lessons learned."



From AFP, on Secretary Napolitano's trip to Europe and the Middle East:

US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel next week to Europe and the Middle East for talks with her counterparts on fighting terrorism and other global security concerns.


Napolitano, the top US official tasked with keeping America safe from terrorism and other domestic threats, will travel to Belgium, Denmark, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom from November 2-8, on her third visit to Europe, according to a press release.


Napolitano will meet in Belgium with members of the European Parliament and with Belgian officials on combating crime and terrorism while protecting civil liberties. She also planned to meet with World Customs Organization Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya on international efforts to crack down on smuggling and strengthen cargo screening.



From the Detroit News, on the creation of a new task force to combat cross-border crime:

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unveiled today a 50-member task force comprised of federal, state, local and Canadian agencies designed to combat cross-border crimes.


The Border Enforcement Security Task Force, or BEST, will focus on national security and terrorist threats, human smuggling and trafficking, contraband smuggling, money laundering, bulk cash smuggling, transnational gang activities and other criminal acts. The team, which is the third along the northern border, covers 721 miles. The initiative will be housed in the federal building downtown.

"For those who are involved in drug trafficking, human trafficking or selling firearms, the international border really doesn't exist," said Terrence Berg, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan."They operate across the border bringing in drugs to the U.S. and importing firearms, and this is a continuing problem. It's very rare to have this kind of cooperation, especially at the international level to have all of these agencies working together."



Leadership Events:
10 AM EDT
Secretary Janet Napolitano will deliver remarks and participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the NCCIC
1110 N Glebe Road
Arlington, Va.

Public Events:
8:30 AM EDT
NPPD Deputy Under Secretary Philip Reitinger will deliver remarks about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the importance of cybersecurity as a shared responsibility at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce meetingU.S. Chamber of CommerceHerman Lay Room
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

8:35 AM EDT
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alexander Garza will deliver remarks about national health security at the Institute of Medicine workshop entitled, “Preparedness Response Capabilities in the National Health Security Strategy”
National Academy of Sciences Main Building, Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
October 28, 2009
4:37 pm
 GreenGov Challenge
President Obama signed an executive order earlier this month instructing all federal agencies to develop plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by year 2020. The Department of Homeland Security is already a leader in this area, thanks in part to our Efficiency Review that Secretary Napolitano launched in March to make the Department a leaner, smarter agency better equipped to protect the nation.

As part of the Efficiency Review, the Department is already taking important steps to build a green culture. For example, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is configuring its computers to automatically shut down or stand by when they are not being used. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will use solar power to reduce energy usage at its new border patrol station in El Paso. And the new Coast Guard headquarters will be LEED-certified and incorporate a number of innovative, environmentally friendly design features.

There's no doubt there are many more ideas out there.

The President's GreenGov Challenge is a great way to help us find and implement them - at the Department of Homeland Security and across the federal government. Please visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/GreenGov to submit your ideas or vote on the most promising submissions by this Saturday, October 31st. Your voice will make a major difference in creating a more efficient and sustainable federal government.

Chris Cummiskey
Chief of Staff, Management Directorate
Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
October 28, 2009
4:05 pm
Last week, the Secretary delivered remarks via webcast to talk with the American public about cybersecurity, and to answer the public’s questions on the topic. We received many more questions than the Secretary had time for that morning, but she wanted to make sure we answered as many possible.

So today, Secretary Napolitano sat down to do just that. Check out the Secretary's video below.






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Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
October 28, 2009
11:09 am
From Homeland Security Today, on the construction of the new DHS headquarters:

Upwards of 1,000 people descended on the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Monday to get a first glimpse of the government‘s plans to transform the 157-year old St. Elizabeth‘s mental institution into the new Department of Homeland Security headquarters.

Officials hope the vast new complex will infuse the neighboring Congress Heights area with much-needed economic vitality, while finally consolidating DHS‘s 22 member agencies and departments (about 14,000 employees), which are now flung across 48 locations and in some 100 different buildings.

"We‘re scattered to the four winds. We are trying to harness this, trying to make it a single focus," said Donald Bathurst, DHS‘s Chief Administrative Officer. "It‘s a tremendous opportunity for us to have a campus that will help us focus on our mission."

From the Associated Press, on checkmate for Customs and Border Protection at the Philadelphia airport:

A calculated move to inspect a heavy chessboard paid off for customs officers at Philadelphia International Airport. Federal officials seized more than two pounds of hashish and more than half an ounce of marijuana hidden inside the wooden game board.

Agency spokesman Steve Sapp says the hash was shipped from Tanzania but he declined to say where it was headed. Officials estimated the drugs' street value at about $30,000.

From Federal Computer Week, on the construction of a new cybersecurity center outside Salt Lake City:

The federal government will spend an estimated $1.5 billion to build a new data center in Utah to support intelligence and defense agencies' cybersecurity programs, according to state and federal officials.The National Security Agency will run the center that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said would cost $1.5 billion to build and employ 4,000 to 5,000 people statewide.

The facility will be built at the Utah National Guard's Camp Williams, near Salt Lake City. Glenn Gaffney, deputy director of national intelligence for collection, announced the project Oct. 23 in Utah and he was joined by elected officials from the state.

"The new data center we are announcing today will support the intelligence community's mission in providing foreign intelligence about cybersecurity threats," Gaffney said.



Leadership Events:
2:30 PM EDT
Secretary Napolitano will deliver remarks about cybersecurity at the Meridian Conference.
The Fairfax Hotel
2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

Public Events:
9:45 AM EDT
NPPD Under Secretary Rand Beers will deliver opening remarks about collaborative global government cybersecurity efforts at the Meridian Conference.
The Fairfax Hotel
2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

11:30 AM EDT
CBP Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill will speak about interagency collaboration on the Southwest border at the IDGA Fifth Annual Border Management Summit.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

11 AM CDT
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas will participate in a media availability about his vision for the agency and current initiatives.
USCIS District Office
101 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, Ill.

12 PM EDT
CBP Chief Patrol Agent Mike Fisher will speak about U.S. Border Patrol challenges and requirements at the IDGA Fifth Annual Border Management Summit.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

1 PM EDT
NPPD National Cybersecurity Division Acting Director Dr. Peter Fonash will deliver remarks about the shared responsibility of secure cyber practices at the Washtenaw County Internet Safety Awareness Month Event.
1300 Campus Parkway
Saline, Mich.

1:45 PM EDT
CBP Chief Patrol Agents Joseph Mellia and Randy Gallegos will participate in a panel discussion about U.S. Border Patrol challenges and requirements at the Northern border at the IDGA Fifth Annual Border Management Summit.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

2 PM EDT
NPPD Regional Communications Coordinator Joanne Sechrest will deliver remarks at the New Jersey Health Care Association Conference.
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel.
Atlantic City, N.J.
Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
October 28, 2009
10:07 am
From Homeland Security Today, on the construction of the new DHS headquarters:


Upwards of 1,000 people descended on the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Monday to get a first glimpse of the government‘s plans to transform the 157-year old St. Elizabeth‘s mental institution into the new Department of Homeland Security headquarters.


Officials hope the vast new complex will infuse the neighboring Congress Heights area with much-needed economic vitality, while finally consolidating DHS‘s 22 member agencies and departments (about 14,000 employees), which are now flung across 48 locations and in some 100 different buildings.


"We‘re scattered to the four winds. We are trying to harness this, trying to make it a single focus," said Donald Bathurst, DHS‘s Chief Administrative Officer. "It‘s a tremendous opportunity for us to have a campus that will help us focus on our mission."




From the Associated Press, on a drug-filled chessboard discovered at the Philadelphia airport:


A calculated move to inspect a heavy chessboard paid off for customs officers at Philadelphia International Airport. Federal officials seized more than two pounds of hashish and more than half an ounce of marijuana hidden inside the wooden game board.


Agency spokesman Steve Sapp says the hash was shipped from Tanzania but he declined to say where it was headed. Officials estimated the drugs' street value at about $30,000.



From Federal Computer Week, on the construction of a new cybersecurity center outside Salt Lake City:



The federal government will spend an estimated $1.5 billion to build a new data center in Utah to support intelligence and defense agencies' cybersecurity programs, according to state and federal officials. The National Security Agency will run the center that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said would cost $1.5 billion to build and employ 4,000 to 5,000 people statewide.


The facility will be built at the Utah National Guard's Camp Williams, near Salt Lake City. Glenn Gaffney, deputy director of national intelligence for collection, announced the project Oct. 23 in Utah and he was joined by elected officials from the state.


"The new data center we are announcing today will support the intelligence community's mission in providing foreign intelligence about cybersecurity threats," Gaffney said.

October 27, 2009
12:24 pm
Cross-posted from The White House Blog.

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month I have discussed the types of cyber threats that we face and some of the basic steps that all computer users can take to better protect themselves. This week, I’d like to address another important dimension of this shared responsibility – the role of America’s small businesses.

As the President said in his remarks for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the cyber threat has become one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. America’s competitiveness and our economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on effective cybersecurity. This is especially true for the millions of small businesses that form the backbone of our economy. For this reason, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the Department of Commerce recently released a guidebook, Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals, on cybersecurity fundamentals for small business owners. A video related to the guidebook is provided below.

View the video

As the guidebook states, “in the United States, the number of small businesses totals to over 95% of all businesses. The small business community produces around 50% of our nation’s Gross National Product (GNP) and creates around 50% of all new jobs in our country. Small businesses, therefore, are a very important part of our nation’s economy.”

However, these small businesses often do not have sufficient resources to effectively secure their cyber infrastructure. Criminals recognize this, and small businesses are more and more often becoming targets of cyber crime. The NIST guidebook helps to mitigate these risks by providing small business owners with detailed (but easy-to-understand) instructions on how to improve their cybersecurity posture.

The guidebook is divided into three sections: absolutely necessary cybersecurity practices, highly recommended practices, and other planning considerations. It includes instructions on topics such as activating and installing firewalls, securing wireless access points, and conducting online banking more securely. I recommend all business owners read this guidebook. Home users may also find many of the cybersecurity instructions useful.

To learn more about cybersecurity tips please also visit www.onguardonline.gov and www.dhs.gov/cyber.

John Brennan is Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
October 27, 2009
10:10 am
From the Brownsville Herald, on the seizure of $52k of marijuana:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested an Arizona man accused of attempting to drive into Mexico an automobile with more than $52,000 in marijuana, said an agency press release.


James Edward Williams, 22, was arrested Sunday afternoon by CBP at Veteran's International Bridge and later charged with possession of marijuana by Cameron County Sheriff's Department because the seizure didn't meet the threshold for federal prosecution, court documents show.


The arrest took place when Williams drove a white Ford Taurus through the bridge's southbound lane and was referred to a secondary inspection area, CBP said. A drug detecting canine was used by CBP officers to confirm the presence of narcotics in a duffel bag stored in the car's trunk; after an inspection, officers found five packages weighing more than 52 pounds of marijuana, documents show.




From the New York Times, on HINI vaccinations:

New York City's health commissioner said on Monday that the city was going ahead with the first stage of its plan to vaccinate schoolchildren. School nurses will begin giving free vaccinations on Wednesday at 125 small public elementary schools, all with fewer than 400 students, said the commissioner, Dr. Thomas A. Farley.

"We have 40,000 doses set aside for the first wave of schools, which we feel should be adequate," Dr. Farley said.



Leadership Events:
8:30 AM PDT
Secretary Napolitano will deliver remarks via live remote feed highlighting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the importance of cybersecurity as a shared responsibility with the National Defense Industrial Association-San Diego (NDIA-SD) Cyber Symposium
Bahia Hotel and Resort.
998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, Calif.

Public Events:
8:30 AM EDT
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Major General (Ret) Michael Kostelnik will deliver remarks about the use of “Predator B” unmanned aerial vehicles in maritime surveillance strategies at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) Maritime Surveillance Latin American Summit.
Hyatt Regency
400 2nd Avenue SE
Miami, Fla.

8:45 AM LOCAL
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Control Systems Security Program Director Sean McGurk will deliver remarks about control systems and threats to control systems at the 2009 European Community Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Process Control Summit.
Hilton Stockholm
Slussen Guldgränd 8
Stockholm, Sweden

9:20 AM EDT
CBP Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Program Office Director Colleen Manaher will speak about the successful implementation of WHTI at the IDGA Fifth Annual Border Management Summit.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

10 AM EDT
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate Deputy Administrator Tim Manning will testify about measuring the impact of FEMA preparedness grants before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response.
311 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

1:15 PM LOCAL
NPPD Control Systems Security Program Director Marty Edwards will deliver remarks about controls systems at test beds and assessment of vendor vulnerabilities at the 2009 European Community SCADA and Process Control Summit.
Hilton Stockholm
Slussen Guldgränd 8
Stockholm, Sweden

2 PM EDT
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alexander Garza, FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center Director Marcy Forman will testify about the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology.
311 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

2 PM EDT
Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Acting Under Secretary Brad Buswell will testify about developing research priorities at S&T before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.
2321 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

3 PM EDT
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Rand Beers will participate in a question and answer session about the U.S. government’s response to cybersecurity threats at the Madison Policy Forum on Cybersecurity.
The Waldorf Astoria Duke of Windsor
Room 100 East 50th Street
New York, N.Y.
Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
October 22, 2009
2:00 pm

We're all used to the blue bins, the green bins – you know the ones with holes exactly as big as a soda can, encouraging you to recycle rather than tossing it into the local landfill, where it would spend the next 200-500 years ever-so-slowly decomposing.

We hear it all the time: Everyone can do their part to make their homes and offices more sustainable. So recycle that can, think of the environment before printing an email, and turn your computer and lights off when you leave the office – trust me, it doesn’t make your boss think you’re still there – or finish up in the kitchen at night.

There's a bigger question here, though. What can government do? How do we make enterprise-wide changes that will conserve energy, recycle goods, and make our facilities and resources more sustainable as we plan for the future? Well, we can start by setting an example.

Last week, the President signed an Executive Order on federal sustainability. The order commits the federal government and its employees to "lead by example" - furthering a culture of sustainability by:

  • establishing real greenhouse gas emission reduction targets;
  • increasing energy efficiency;
  • reducing vehicle fleet gas consumption;
  • conserving water and reducing waste;
  • and leveraging the government's purchasing power to promote more environmentally-conscience products and technologies.

So where do we begin? This week, The White House launched the GreenGov Challenge - a call to action for federal employees to get involved and submit their best ideas to make our government more sustainable. Employees can submit ideas online and vote on others. The challenge began on October 19th, and continues through the end of the month; employees can head over to the White House's site to get started. Now, while only federal employees may submit ideas, the American public is welcome to log on to view and monitor all the contributions as they are submitted.

So if you're a federal employee, get involved. We need every good idea to make this a success. Those green and blue bins are just a start.

Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
October 22, 2009
11:02 am
From Federal Computer Week, about Secretary Napolitano’s speech on Cybersecurity Month:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has gone online to urge private persons to help bolster the country's cybersecurity.

During a speech broadcast on the Homeland Security Department's Web site Oct. 20, Napolitano described computer security as a major scientific and technical challenge with great economic and national security implications. She said everyday people - not just the government - share the responsibility for cybersecurity.

"It's an opportunity for you as an individual to personally to contribute to our national security," Napolitano said. "Securing your home computer helps you and your family - it also helps your nation in some very important ways."

Napolitano said people should:

Install and activate firewalls for their computers and Internet connection.

Ensure that anti-virus and anti-spyware is installed and up-to-date.

Check computer settings to make sure operating systems and applications are automatically patched.

Avoid suspect Web sites, downloading suspicious documents or attachments, or opening e-mail messages from unknown persons.

Perform regular back ups.

Use strong passwords.

Educate children.

From the Washington Times, on the H1N1 vaccine:


Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Wednesday morning acknowledged a delay in the distribution of H1N1 vaccine but said the program should be back on schedule around December.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wanted to have 40 million doses shipped by the end of October, but will have roughly 28 million to 30 million.

Ms. Napolitano told CNN before testifying on Capitol Hill that the problem was a manufacturing delay, not a shortage.

"There will be a vaccine for everybody who wants it," she said.

From SC Magazine, on Philip Reitinger's attendance at the RSA Conference in England:

International collaboration and recruitment of experienced people is needed to win the battle against cybercrime.

Speaking at the RSA Conference Europe, the US department of homeland security(DHS) deputy undersecretary of the national protection and programs directorate Philip Reitinger, claimed that the right people are working on battling cybercrime but it needs to be vastly increased.

Reitinger said: “We need developers who work through university who learn to write code. We need to have ethically sound people, people who have a mind for the criminal, make sure that people are used to people's business but have to have the public's interest at heart.

“They need to have a blackhat perspective, and need to do threat modelling. Understanding weaknesses to do a good job of security systems. I think we are trying to invest in the right way.”

From KXO-AM El Centro, CA,on a drug seizure at the Andrade port of entry:

More than 29 pounds of cocaine worth nearly $1 million was seized Tuesday night at the Andrade port of entry.

A drug detection dog assigned to the Yuma Sector Border Patrol alerted to a California registered SUV as it attempted to enter the United States from Mexico at the Andrade port of entry. Further inspection of the vehicle led to the discovery of a compartment below the floorboards. 29.7 pounds of cocaine was found found hidden in the compartment. The vehicle , drugs and 26-year old woman driver of the SUV were all turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.
Public Events
10 AM EDT
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Investigations Deputy Assistant Director Janice Ayala and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cargo and Conveyance Security Executive Director Todd Owen will testify about cargo threats at land ports of entry before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism
311 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C.
Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
October 21, 2009
9:49 am
From SC Magazine, on the Secretary's cyber address:

In a live web address Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said cybersecurity is a shared responsibility among consumers, the private sector and government, but a cabinet-level position dedicated to technology and cybersecurity is not needed.

During her speech, Napolitano reiterated statements made by President Obama in May, that the nation's digital networks are a strategic asset and that "cyberspace is real and so are the risks that come with it."

Addressing and mitigating cyberthreats is an urgent national security priority, she said. But cybersecurity is not the responsibility of one person or group since no one person is in charge of the internet. Cybersecurity, rather, is a responsibility that everyone must take on.

"Just as with our nation's preparedness for natural disasters or terrorist attacks, our nation's cybersecurity is a shared responsibility," Napolitano said.

During a short question-and-answer session during her web address, Napolitano was asked whether she thinks technology and cybersecurity should have a place in the president's cabinet.


From GovInfoSecurity, on the Secretary's remarks regarding the department's new hiring authority:

Sounding a lot like Uncle Sam recruiting soldiers for the Army, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a webcast Tuesday pitched a career as a cyber professional at DHS, with the call "your nation needs you."

Napolitano, the highest ranking and most visible champion of cybersecurity in the Obama administration, reminded her web audience that DHS has been given expedited hiring authority to bring aboard 1,000 skilled IT security experts over the next three years. "And here is our message to those professionals and future-professionals: Not only does DHS want you, your nation needs you. We need our best and brightest, our finest computer scientists and engineers, mathematicians and innovative thinkers."



From the Corpus Christi Caller Times, on Texas-size pot bust:

More than 11,700 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $9.3 million was seized by border patrol in eight unrelated cases.

The most significant was Saturday morning at the checkpoint south of Falfurrias, where agents discovered 366 bundles of marijuana weighing 8,451 pounds hidden inside a vacuum tanker.Thursday, agents found 117 bundles, with a total weight of 2,972 pounds, inside moving boxes in a tractor-trailer.


Leadership Events
9:30 AM EDT
Secretary Napolitano will testify about monitoring the nation’s response to H1N1 before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.

4 PM EDT
Secretary Napolitano will deliver remarks about her broad agenda and major responsibilities for DHS
The George Washington University Law School
Room LL101
2000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Public Events
8 AM EDT
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen will deliver remarks about the importance of social media for effective governance at the Military Communications Conference 2009
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
1 Seaport Lane
Boston Mass.

11 AM Local
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Deputy Under Secretary Philip Reitinger will deliver keynote remarks at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Conference
RUSI
Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET

12:45 PM EDT
NPPD Under Secretary Rand Beers will deliver the keynote address at the Homeland Security Investor Conference
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C.
Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.

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