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Reflection on Labor Day

Written on: September 8th, 2010 in Helping Our Neighbors

I hope you had a great Labor Day and enjoyed time with your family and friends. The long weekend, besides serving as the unofficial “last call” for summer, gave us pause to honor the men and women who helped build our nation through hard work. It gave us a moment to reflect on our country’s […]


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guest-posts

Happy birthday, Delaware National Guard!

Written on: September 2nd, 2010 in Guest PostsRecognizing State Employees

Guest post by Major General Frank Vavala, Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard: Three hundred fifty-five years ago, the first Swedish settlers living in the city of Wilmington, then called Fort Christina, banded together forming a militia to defend their homes against the invading Dutch. This was the birth of our Delaware National Guard. […]


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What Happens When Youth Age Out of Foster Care?

Written on: August 24th, 2010 in Guest PostsHelping Our Neighbors

Guest post from Vivian Rapposelli, Secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (DSCYF): Over the course of three years (FY 06-09), 355 Delaware youth aged out of the foster care system. For many, this can be an intimidating time in their life as they try to reconcile their new-found freedom […]


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Protecting Our Digital Society from the Next Generation of Outlaws

Written on: August 16th, 2010 in Effective & Efficient GovernmentGuest Posts

Last week, Delaware was honored to host one of only three national cyber-security training camps in 2010. The United States Cyber Challenge Delaware Camp was held at Wilmington University with the support of the University of Delaware, Delaware Technical & Community College, the SANS Institute, and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information. More information […]


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Confronting Prescription Drug Abuse

Written on: July 16th, 2010 in Effective & Efficient Government

Yesterday, Delaware was honored to host the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, R. Gil Kerkikowske, to mark another step on the difficult road to curbing prescription drug addiction.  It’s always encouraging to see state and the federal government working together, particularly when the issue is deadly serious. Since 1999,  […]


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