DHS Launches Opioid Detection Challenge

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hoping some interagency competition will help combat the opioid epidemic. The $1.55 million global prize competition will call on a variety of private and public sector groups to create action plans to detect the flow of narcotics in postal packages.

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Senate Passes Bill Making Lynching a Federal Crime

After 200 failed legislative attempts, the Senate has passed a bill to make lynching a federal crime. The legislation, led by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), passed via a voice vote. The bill cites a history of lynching and inadequate congressional action to combat the violence.

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This Week on FEDtalk

Financial Planning for Feds

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, financial planning has been on the minds of federal employees everywhere.  Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday at 11 am EST for a discussion on financial planning pre- and post-retirement. 

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FLEOA Takes Steps to Protect Members During Shutdown

On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sent a memo to its members detailing its response to the government shutdown.  The full text of the statement from FLEOA President Nate Catura is below:

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