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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

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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