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There's no question that the tragic events in Paris underscore the urgency of our campaign to defeat and ultimately destroy ISIL. As President Obama has said, the fight against ISIL will be long -- ISIL is a determined, well-resourced, and brutal enemy that aims to establish branches beyond Iraq and Syria, preying on vulnerable populations.Read More
Two former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security -- Janet Napolitano (2009-2013) and Michael Chertoff (2005-2009) -- wrote to President Obama today about how we can welcome refugees while ensuring the safety and security of Americans. Here's what they had to say:
"With respect to refugees seeking to resettle here, it is our view that we can admit the most vulnerable of these refugees into this country safely as long as we do not compromise the already established protections."
Today the SBA recognizes Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), celebrating women-owned businesses in the United States. In the same spirit of Wendy Diamond, who founded WED after volunteering with a...Read More
Data is everywhere today. Yet, the situation reminds me of that old saying, “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” Yes, you may be floating in an ocean of data, but that data won’t...Read More
Today, President Obama took to Twitter to reaffirm his plan to provide refuge to the most vulnerable Syrians while ensuring the safety and security of the American people.
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You can join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #RefugeesWelcome.Read More
As President Obama has said “[Prosecutors] do outstanding work … But every dollar they have to spend keeping nonviolent drug offenders in prison is a dollar they can’t spend going after drug kingpins, or tracking down terrorists, or hiring more police and giving them the resources that would allow them to do a more effective job community policing.”Read More
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) today announced a new grant program that will provide opportunities for researchers to turn promising NIST technologies and know-how into entrepreneurial careers and high-tech businesses.
Cross-posted from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries' website.
Less than a hundred miles south of the reefs and mangrove forests of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary lay the marine ecosystems of Cuba. Though managed by different nations, these ecosystems are bound together by ocean currents and animal migrations.
On Monday, the President reiterated that his first priority is the safety of the American people. That is why the United States is working with a global coalition of 65 partners to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL. The tragic event in Paris last week was terrible and sickening.Read More