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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.

DHS Says Senate-Mandated Bug Bounty Contest is Duplicative

“Congress is itching to launch a bug bounty program at the Homeland Security Department, but department officials are ambivalent about the idea,” writes Joseph Marks this week in Nextgov.

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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Hear it from FLEOA

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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