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Hiring Reforms Introduced to Increase DOD’s Civilian Workforce

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In an effort to grow the department’s civilian workforce, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to treat non-permanent employees as career workers when applying for internal, merit-based promotions at the Department of Defense.

Pentagon Admits to Flying Spy Drones over U.S.

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Americans recently learned the Pentagon has flown spy drones over the United States for non-military missions for nearly a decade, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

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.

This Week on FEDtalk

Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations.

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FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura released a statement earlier this week that detailed a settlement impacting agents with hearing loss.

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