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A Costly Decision for Federal LEOs

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Rush to judgment; furious public outcry; snap conclusions; war on cops; mob justice -  buzz words to news correspondents, unbelievably frightening scenarios for law enforcement officers.

Areas of Concern for LEOs

FEDS just celebrated its 10-year anniversary defending federal employees, and we take this opportunity to share our insights.

Diversity or Discrimination?

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The U.S. Border Patrol recently pledged to add up to 1,600 women to their workforce. The uncharacteristic female recruitment spree has been sparked by largely male dominated ranks and the idea that female officers can provide a level of comfort to the thousands of women and children migrating to the United States each year.

Immigration Reform Affects All Agents

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One of the most substantial issues under President Trump’s campaign was immigration reform- specifically relating to the deportation and impediment of illegal immigrants. 

Implementing New Administration Law Enforcement Policies

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The journalism community is aggrieved after the U.S. Justice Department’s inspector general cleared an FBI agent of wrongdoing for impersonating a journalist in 2007 to solve a case.

Is Your Career in Good Hands?

FEDS Cases are won and lost based on the quality of legal representation. 

New Year, New Liabilities

As the new year begins, we reflect on the past year thinking about family, friends, work, the future. We refocus on what we want and how we get there. What we don’t always think about is how quickly life can change – and what we need to do now to be prepared.

Protecting Your Rainy Day Fund

More than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts. Life is expensive.

Responding Appropriately to a Line of Duty Trauma

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By now, most kids are back in school writing colorful essays about their experiences over the summer which, no doubt, include new adventures, camp opportunities, and lots of sun.  

The Counterfeit Report

Did you know that counterfeiters will produce $1.7 trillion in fake products worldwide this year?  The Counterfeit Report received an International Media Award last month for warning the public about the omnipresence of counterfeit goods. The website, which was created by a retired law enforcement officer, alerts consumers about fake products and helps law enforcement investigators spot these goods during investigations.  

You Can't Turn the Clock Back on an Allegation made Against You

A former federal prosecutor, Tom Roth, once said, “In my experience, it is often the most aggressive, most productive, and most capable agents that get ground up in the disciplinary machinery of their respective law enforcement agencies."

This Week on FEDtalk

We Need Space: Federal Partnerships in Space Exploration

Tune in to the July 20th FEDtalk to hear about the changing face of federal space exploration and research, including the increased reliance on public/private partnerships with academia and private organizations such as Boeing and SpaceX.

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An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

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