Annapolis, Maryland - U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) graduate Adm. Kurt Tidd assumed command of U.S. Southern Command Jan. 14, making him the 4th active duty member of the Class of 1978 to be a serving 4-star.

Washington, DC - A line of effort in the recently released "Design to Maintain Maritime Superiority" is to strengthen our Navy team which is composed of active and reserve Sailors, Navy civilians, and families. On Jan 14 Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson announced a new set of sexual assault prevention and response initiatives to lower the obstacles to reporting, provide added support to survivors, and prevent re-victimization.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today built on its Grid Modernization Initiative – an ongoing effort that reflects the Obama Administration’s commitment to improving the resiliency, reliability, and security of the nation’s electricity delivery system. During his visit to a utility control center in Miami, FL today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the release of DOE’s comprehensive new Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan, a blueprint for modernizing the grid.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program embodies the United States’ values of compassion, generosity, and leadership in serving vulnerable populations. The United States has welcomed more than three million refugees since 1975, helping them build new lives in all 50 states. These refugees have added an immeasurable amount to the richness of American culture, contributed to our economic strength and honored our core values as a nation, engraved in our Statute of Liberty.

Washington, DC - Pharmaceutical companies entered into substantially fewer potential pay-for-delay patent dispute settlements in fiscal year 2014, according to a new FTC staff report.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I'm very pleased that our Sailors have been safely returned to U.S. hands.