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Case Law Update

Case Law Update

Read comprehensive summaries of recent court and administrative decisions (from the MSPB, EEOC and FLRA) affecting the terms, conditions, and rights of federal employment, written by the attorneys of Shaw Bransford & Roth.

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This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk

Every other Friday, FEDtalk on Federal News Radio, 1500 AM, explores current issues of importance to federal employees and those interested in the federal sector.

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Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself

Find out about upcoming federal training opportunities for managers and their staff.

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The Takedown

The Takedown

Whether it’s news from the Border, national security crimes or law enforcement's effort to combat drugs, The Takedown recounts the latest federal busts in this weekly column.

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Hear it from WAEPA

Hear it from WAEPA

This column highlights what’s going on inside WAEPA, a group life insurance program that’s been protecting federal employees and their families since 1943.

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Hear it from FLEOA

Hear it from FLEOA

A monthly column providing news and insight directly from the federal law enforcement community's premiere member association – the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA).

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The Spotlight

The Spotlight

This column examines the professional exposures of those who work in federal law enforcement from FEDS, a liability and defense insurance provider.

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Just the Facts

Just the Facts

Every month, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gives readers a look at significant historical law enforcement moments and milestones, as well as recent officer statistics.

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Hear it from WIFLE

Hear it from WIFLE

A quarterly column providing news and information related to the unique issues facing women in federal law enforcement.

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Behind the Blue Line

Behind the Blue Line

Get first-hand accounts of law enforcement history in this column from NLEOMF’s museum collection.

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NSA Invites Media to Explore New Cybersecurity Directorate

NSA Invites Media to Explore New Cybersecurity Directorate

The National Security Agency (NSA) is known for its secrecy, but last week the agency opened its doors to journalist to provide an inside look at the new Cybersecurity Directorate. Reporters were welcomed into the agency’s Fort Meade, Maryland headquarters for a tour of the operations underway to protect the U.S. against emerging cyber threats.

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OPM Encourages Leaders to Question Progressive Discipline Model

OPM Encourages Leaders to Question Progressive Discipline Model

In a memo to agencies and a guidance posted last week, the Office of Personnel Management is encouraging agencies to step away from progressive penalties and tables of penalties in deciding what disciplinary action to take against employees. The guidance was issued to assist in the implementation of White House Executive Order 13839, which pushed agencies to promote greater accountability in their offices.

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Hundreds Charged in Worldwide Takedown of Largest Darknet Child Pornography Website

Hundreds Charged in Worldwide Takedown of Largest Darknet Child Pornography Website

Jong Woo Son, a South Korean national, was indicted by a federal grand jury this week for his involvement with Welcome To Video, the largest child sexual exploitation market by volume of content. Son is the international actor among hundreds of domestic perpetrators indicted on charges relating to the website’s use.

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Sorting Through Cybersecurity Part 2: An Internal Agency Perspective

Sorting Through Cybersecurity Part 2: An Internal Agency Perspective

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Cybersecurity Awareness Month. A few weeks ago we heard from industry leaders about top cybersecurity concerns. This week, the individuals leading efforts to combat cyber threats in government will join us to discuss their work.

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The Warren Commission Report: How the Kennedy Assassination Changed the US Secret Service

The Warren Commission Report: How the Kennedy Assassination Changed the US Secret Service

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a car through downtown Dallas. It was an event that shocked the nation and became a cultural touchstone for a generation of Americans who can vividly remember where they were when they heard the news. In the months following the assassination, there was a desperate need to understand what had happened, why it happened, and if it could have been prevented.

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‘D.C. Sniper’ Argues to Supreme Court His Sentence Unconstitutional

‘D.C. Sniper’ Argues to Supreme Court His Sentence Unconstitutional

Convicted “D.C. sniper” Lee Boyd Malvo’s appeal of his sentence to life in prison without parole was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

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Helping a Domestic Violence Victim

Helping a Domestic Violence Victim

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Julie DeBoer, Manager for Outreach and Prevention with Safe Haven Ministries, discusses how to navigate talking to and helping victims of domestic violence.

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Solitude and Sniffing in New Hampshire

Solitude and Sniffing in New Hampshire

This column is the second in a series documenting the journey of FEDmanager and FEDagent Editor Maya Meltsner and her dog Huey, who are currently traveling the country in an RV to explore the federal government’s presence in each of the fifty states.  This column is brought to you by WAEPA (Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies).

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Sorting Through Cybersecurity Part 2: An Internal Agency Perspective

Sorting Through Cybersecurity Part 2: An Internal Agency Perspective

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Cybersecurity Awareness Month. A few weeks ago we heard from industry leaders about top cybersecurity concerns. This week, the individuals leading efforts to combat cyber threats in government will join us to discuss their work.

Read more

The Warren Commission Report: How the Kennedy Assassination Changed the US Secret Service

The Warren Commission Report: How the Kennedy Assassination Changed the US Secret Service

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a car through downtown Dallas. It was an event that shocked the nation and became a cultural touchstone for a generation of Americans who can vividly remember where they were when they heard the news. In the months following the assassination, there was a desperate need to understand what had happened, why it happened, and if it could have been prevented.

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What To Do When You Lose a Loved One

What To Do When You Lose a Loved One

Part of a new eBook series from WAEPA.

As the life insurance choice of over 46,000 Feds and their families, WAEPA is committed to providing Federal employees with access to products and services that promote their health, welfare, and financial well-being. As such, WAEPA has developed a “What To Do When You Lose a Loved One” eBook to support those who may be experiencing a loss, and are responsible for managing their loved ones’ affairs. This eBook is particularly helpful if you are serving as an executor of someone’s estate.

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The Risk Roundtable

The Risk Roundtable

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Enterprise Risk Management. The federal government is great at responding to problems, but experts across the federal community have ideas on how to make the government more proactive rather than reactive. Assessing and managing risk is an integral part of this mission.

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Memorial Fund Board Announces New Chairwoman Karen P. Tandy

Memorial Fund Board Announces New Chairwoman Karen P. Tandy

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen P. Tandy as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. Ms. Tandy replaces Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, who is stepping down.

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This Week on FEDtalk

Sorting Through Cybersecurity Part 2: An Internal Agency Perspective

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Cybersecurity Awareness Month. A few weeks ago we heard from industry leaders about top cybersecurity concerns. This week, the individuals leading efforts to combat cyber threats in government will join us to discuss their work.

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Hear it from FLEOA

FLEOA Elects New National Officers at Bi-Annual Conference

Last week, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association elected the following National Officers at the 25th National Conference held in College Park, Maryland:

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