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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), one of the federal government’s most secretive research arms, tasked with keeping the United States on top of bleeding-edge technology developments, is reportedly hard-at-work attempting to develop a reliable means of identifying “deepfake” videos.
The Government Managers Coalition – a group of federal employee groups representing federal managers from numerous federal agencies – has sent a letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee outlining its vision for civil service modernization. The letter was sent in response to a request from OGR Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who asked for specific ideas during a May 16th hearing featuring testimony from Bill Valdez, President of the Senior Executives Association, the GMC group responsible for spearheading the letter.
This summer is turning out to be a hot one and so are the Law Enforcement Nights at Major League Baseball games across the country.
According to an exclusive story from Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko, “multiple sources say the Trump administration is preparing an executive order to authorize and implement the transfer of the governmentwide security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management and National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to the Pentagon.”
With the announcement of expected changes to the security clearance process used to vet federal employees, federal agencies are also expected to take a second-look at the polygraph exams that often represent a vital component of the process, according to coverage from Federal News Radio’s Amelia Brust.
This ground-breaking program marks the first time a museum has facilitated this type of program to help strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Last month, Museum staff and facilitators from the Illumination Project joined law enforcement officers, community leaders and citizens from Prince George’s County, MD to participate in a two-day workshop of this pilot program.
The Department of Homeland Security has announced the establishment of the National Risk Management Center, a new public-private partnership intended to serve as a convening body for both public and private sector representatives interested in sharing vital cyber threat information.
In an effort to “eliminate equipment of Russian and Chinese origin,” according to Bloomberg, the Pentagon “has an expanding ‘do-not-buy’ software list” aimed at ensuring potentially vulnerable software packages aren’t being fielded in sensitive federal environments.
This week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced “that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and several of its affiliates (Wells Fargo) will pay a civil penalty of $2.09 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) based on the bank’s alleged origination and sale of residential mortgage loans that it knew contained misstated income information and did not meet the quality that Wells Fargo represented.”
Once we hit our 40s, we should have a firm handle on our careers, our family relationships, and have built a strong foundation for long-term financial success. To help you get a gauge on where you are, we’ve put together our 10 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 40.
Do you think you're good at spotting fake videos, where famous people say things they've never said in real life? See how they're made in this astonishing talk and tech demo.
On the August 3rd episode of FedTalk on Federal News Radio, join host Tony Vergnetti and Michael Livingston from the Livingston Financial Group to hear about important financial planning strategies for all federal employees to consider.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a tort claim filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act by an airline traveler who was arrested after an alleged altercation with Transportation Security Officers (“TSOs”). The appeals court held that the United States did not, through the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”), waive sovereign immunity from tort claims made against TSOs, who were not “investigative or law enforcement officers.”