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Countless Firearms Missing from Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

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Federal law enforcement agencies have lost nearly 1,000 guns since 2006. The Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons lose countless guns, grenades, bullets, and other “expendables” every year to theft and poor inventory tracking.

DHS Considering Use of Bitcoin at the Border

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is said to be looking into ways it might be able to apply the potential of blockchain technology – the centralized-but-decentralized ledger system underpinning “crypto-currencies” – digital, non-fiat forms of currency built around complex encryption algorithms – such as Bitcoin.

DHS Employees Need Off-Duty Drug, Prostitute Policies

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While the Department of Homeland Security extensively prepares its employees for the work they will be doing during overseas trips, policies governing employee behavior during the off-hours, however, remain obtuse.

DHS Issues Warning on Hotline Spoofing Scam

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning yesterday, saying that criminals have been using its hotline to steal personal information and commit identity theft.

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.

This Week on FEDtalk

Preparing for 2020 with Public Employee Groups

Tune in to FEDtalk this week to hear from public employee groups about their plans for 2020. Guests from across the federal community will discuss the biggest issues of 2019 spilling into the new year, policy priorities for their organization, and important events every federal employee should look out for this year.

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FLEOA Successfully Advocates for Change to Michigan LEOSA Policy

On Tuesday, FLEOA President Larry Cosme issued a letter on Michigan LEOSA policy.  The full text of the statement is below.

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