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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

hand gun

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

the takedown

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

The High Stakes of Human Capital Management

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the human capital management within the federal government. Across the federal government reforms are underway, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has warned that reforms may be unsuccessful without a focus on human capital management. Experts from the GAO will discuss how human capital is impacting several key reforms underway in this administration and the federal workforce as a whole.

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FLEOA Elects New National Officers at Bi-Annual Conference

Last week, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association elected the following National Officers at the 25th National Conference held in College Park, Maryland:

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