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An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

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In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

Cyber Executive Order Coming Soon

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Industry leaders are in the process of reviewing a long-promised cybersecurity executive order from the Trump administration.

DHS Looking to Amp Up Election Cybersecurity

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After the recent Democratic National Committee’s databases were breached and Donald Trump invited Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Department of Homeland Security is looking into designating elections as critical infrastructure.

Homeland Security Execs Under Scrutiny for Personal Email

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and 28 other officials are under fire for accessing personal email from federal computers despite an agency-wide ban due to heightened security concerns.

NIST Unveils Major Overhaul of Global Password Security Standards

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In an interview published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Bill Burr, the 72-year-old retired former manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discussed the document he created that ultimately served as the standard by which most major enterprises set their password protocols.

Protect Your Agency from the Growing Threat of Ransomware

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Law enforcement agencies, public hospitals, and healthcare facilities are easy targets for ransomware hackers, according to cybersecurity experts because of their vast networks, and employees who are unsure how to safeguard against such attacks.

Social Media Giants Testify on Russian Online Information Campaign

This week, over the course of three congressional hearings, lawmakers on Capitol Hill continued to dig into the extent of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential elections. The most widely-covered hearing, in the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, focused on Russian digital efforts to sway American opinion on platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

This Week On FEDtalk: Inside NCIS

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Tune in this week to get an exclusive inside look at NCIS and its latest investigations from Deputy Director, Sam Worth, and Drew Lochli, the assistant special agent in charge of the NCIS Cyber department.

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Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

The U.S. borders have inundated news cycles in recent months.  To find out what’s really going on, tune in to FEDtalk to hear a group of federal law enforcement professionals discuss what they experience at the border and what they need to do their mission. 

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FLEOA Takes Steps to Protect Members During Shutdown

On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sent a memo to its members detailing its response to the government shutdown.  The full text of the statement from FLEOA President Nate Catura is below:

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