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Callahan resigns from Homeland Security Department

Laura Callahan, former senior director in the Homeland Security Department’s CIO office, resigned from the department today. Callahan had been on administrative leave with pay since last June, after a GCN investigation revealed that she had three questionable degrees from a diploma mill in Wyoming. DHS spokeswoman Valerie Smith said, “Laura Callahan has resigned effective March 26. It is the agency’s policy not to comment on individual personnel matters.” Callahan, who before moving to DHS had been deputy CIO of the Labor Department, lost her security clearance following the department’s decision to place her on administrative leave, so she could not work in the CIO office. GCN last year reported that dozens of federal employees and contractors have questionable degrees. Full Story

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