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DHS Loses Track of its Spending

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Created in 2002 to protect the nation’s people and borders, the Department of Homeland Security is still sorely lacking in some of its most basic duties over a decade later.

Final 4 Surrender in Oregon Occupation

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A 41 day occupation comes to an end with the peaceful surrender of the last four Oregon militants. David Fry, Jeff Banta, Sean Anderson and Sandy Anderson were the final ones to leave Malheur National Wildlife Refuge this morning.

House GOP Budget Proposal Includes Federal Retirement Cuts

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After initially displaying reticence to go along with the cuts to federal employees proposed in President Trump’s budget blueprint, House Republicans this week included similar measures in their own budget blueprint.

Law Enforcement Agencies Team up for Super Bowl 50

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Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have teamed up to create a layered security strategy for Levi’s stadium the site of Super Bowl 50 this weekend.

Lawmakers Probe Potential Breach of Government’s Encrypted Communications

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A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to two dozen agencies to gather information about a potentially critical breach of Juniper Networks’ firewalls that might have compromised the integrity of agencies’ encrypted communications.

President to Request $582.7 Billion for Pentagon

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At a speech this week, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that President Obama will request $582.7 billion in funding for the Pentagon in his fiscal year 2017 budget request.

Watch: Jails Are Replacing In-Person Visits with Video Chats

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Tucked inside California’s $125 billion state budget proposal is a provision of great interest to the state’s 130,000 prisoners and their families: a measure to stop jails from ending in-person visits for their inmates in favor of video visitation.

This Week on FEDtalk

Sorting Through Cybersecurity

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance of cybersecurity within the federal government. As the federal government becomes increasingly digital, it also becomes increasingly at risk for cyberattacks. Experts in the cybersecurity community will discuss what these threats look like and how the federal workforce can prepare for them.

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FLEOA Encourages Passage of EAGLES Act Following Wave of Mass Public Violence

Nathan Catura, President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies, today issued the following statement in support of the EAGLES Act.

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