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DHS Loses Track of its Spending

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Created in 2002 to protect the nation’s people and borders, the Department of Homeland Security is still sorely lacking in some of its most basic duties over a decade later.

Final 4 Surrender in Oregon Occupation

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A 41 day occupation comes to an end with the peaceful surrender of the last four Oregon militants. David Fry, Jeff Banta, Sean Anderson and Sandy Anderson were the final ones to leave Malheur National Wildlife Refuge this morning.

Hiring Reforms Introduced to Increase DOD’s Civilian Workforce

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In an effort to grow the department’s civilian workforce, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to treat non-permanent employees as career workers when applying for internal, merit-based promotions at the Department of Defense.

Law Enforcement Agencies Team up for Super Bowl 50

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Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have teamed up to create a layered security strategy for Levi’s stadium the site of Super Bowl 50 this weekend.

Lawmakers Probe Potential Breach of Government’s Encrypted Communications

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A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to two dozen agencies to gather information about a potentially critical breach of Juniper Networks’ firewalls that might have compromised the integrity of agencies’ encrypted communications.

Pentagon Admits to Flying Spy Drones over U.S.

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Americans recently learned the Pentagon has flown spy drones over the United States for non-military missions for nearly a decade, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

President to Request $582.7 Billion for Pentagon

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At a speech this week, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that President Obama will request $582.7 billion in funding for the Pentagon in his fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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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