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6,000 Inmates Set Free by Justice Department

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In the largest release of federal prisoners at one time, the Department of Justice will release 6,000 inmates at the close of the month. Due to the new sentencing guidelines for drug crimes established last year, along with an effort to reduce overcrowding in prisons, federal prison inmates nationwide will go free between Oct. 30th and Nov. 2nd.

A Look Inside the White House

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As we prepare for the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next, President Obama gives one last tour through the White House and looks back on his 8 years spent in “the people’s house.”

Congress Approves Bill Requiring DHS to Recruit Vets for Border Jobs

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New legislation approved by Congress will require the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to “actively recruit” members of the armed service who are separating from the military to become CBP officers.

Pentagon Investigating Flynn’s Foreign Payments

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The Pentagon launched an investigation into whether President Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn broke the law by receiving money from a foreign source after he retired from the service. 

Secret Service Director Clancy Stepping Down

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Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announced his retirement Tuesday, two years after President Barack Obama appointed him to right the then-troubled agency.

Secret Service Lacking Agents as Demand Soars

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With the campaign trail driving up demand for Secret Service agents, the agency is straining to fulfil all its duties with its low supply of agents. In short, they are facing a manpower shortfall at a time of peak demand, the agency told Congress Tuesday.

Secret Service Prepping on All Fronts for Inauguration Day

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With a crowd of 900,000 expected to assemble for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, the Secret Service is leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the most demanding inauguration in history.

Thin Blue Line Act Targeting Cop Killers Gains Support

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To help protect the men and women who risk their lives for the safety of others, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) introduced the Thin Blue Line Act, a bill that would impose harsher penalties on individuals targeting law enforcement officers and first responders.

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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