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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

Reporter Roundtable: Looking Forward And Reflecting Back

Even with a shutdown in place, there is much to discuss about the workings of the federal government as the new year begins. Tune in this Friday, January 11 for the first FEDTalk of 2019. A roundtable of guests will be providing the most up to date federal news while taking a look back on the successes, and failures, of 2018.

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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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