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FBI HQ Announcement Postponed Pending Congressional Funding

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After announcing last fall its decision to delay the selection of a new FBI headquarters location until March of 2017, the General Services Administration (GSA) officially put the search on hold Friday.

FBI Scraps HQ Relocation Plans

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Despite roughly a decade of work to nail down a suitable site for a new headquarters, the Trump Administration announced this week that it has scrapped plans to relocate the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from its current headquarters in the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. to a new facility in either Maryland or Virginia.

Federal Buildings at Increased Risk of Attack Due to Mishandled Badges

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Facilities managed by the General Services Administration are at an increased risk of vulnerability to shooters, terrorist attacks, and other unauthorized access due to the mishandling of identity badges, according to a pair of reports published by the agency’s inspector general.

GSA Announces Governmentwide IT, Innovation Service

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To help federal agencies take advantage of emerging technology and transition to more modern approaches to developing digital services, the General Services Administration announced its plans today to form the Technology Transformation Service (TTS).

New FBI Headquarters Approved by Congress

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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the construction of the FBI’s new headquarters Wednesday.

Per Diem Travel Rate Goes Up

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Traveling soon? Thanks to rising travel costs, the General Services Administration added a modest increase to the per diem rate for lodging in 2018.

This Week on FEDtalk

Sorting Through Cybersecurity

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance of cybersecurity within the federal government. As the federal government becomes increasingly digital, it also becomes increasingly at risk for cyberattacks. Experts in the cybersecurity community will discuss what these threats look like and how the federal workforce can prepare for them.

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FLEOA Encourages Passage of EAGLES Act Following Wave of Mass Public Violence

Nathan Catura, President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies, today issued the following statement in support of the EAGLES Act.

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