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DoD Rolls Out Plans for Phased Retirement

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Last month, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced that it would begin offering phased retirement to its employees and components are now working on implementation plans.

DOJ Seeks Feedback on Smart Gun Technology Proposal

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The Department of Justice's research, development and evaluation arm, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), seeks public feedback on a draft document they created to define the baseline specifications for new smart guns to be used by law enforcement officers.

Feds Bring Down Largest Insider Trading Ring Yet

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After seven years of dogged pursuit, the U. S. government infiltrated and unraveled one of the hardest-to-detect criminal rings–insider trading among Wall Street elite who ultimately paid $1.94 billion in individual fines.

Joint Office on Artificial Intelligence Announced by DOD

According to the newly-appointed Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Michael Griffin, the Defense Department will “open a joint office focused on developing artificial intelligence prototypes.”

OPM Lands CIO from the Pentagon

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The Defense Department’s Principal Deputy CIO, David DeVries, is leaving the Pentagon to run OPM’s IT department.

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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