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DHS Seeks Information on Self Screening Systems

DHS Seeks Information on Self Screening Systems

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a request for information (RFI) this week to gather information on “the feasibility, technological capacity, and general levels of effort required to develop a passenger self-screening solution” for airports. The agency notes that this is part of on-going efforts to improve security while lowering wait times for airport passengers.

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New Cyber Standards May Shrink Contractor Pool

New Cyber Standards May Shrink Contractor Pool

Officials at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) have expressed confusion about whether new vendor cybersecurity standards will limit the number of vendors that qualify for critical government technology projects. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMS) standards published by the Pentagon in January were meant to increase cyber protections, but some small businesses have expressed concerns that they will not be able to compete for government contracts.

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The Power of Public Service in Massachusetts

The Power of Public Service in Massachusetts

This column is brought to you by FEDS Protection, provider of federal employee professional liability insurance. 


Huey and I entered Massachusetts and prepared to visit Boston. Because maneuvering an RV through the narrow and winding streets of Boston was not something I wanted to do, I left Huey and the RV in the parking lot of a T station while I ventured into the heart of the city by myself.

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Michigan Company, Owner Sentenced for Knowingly Violating Hazardous Waste Storage Laws

Michigan Company, Owner Sentenced for Knowingly Violating Hazardous Waste Storage Laws

A Michigan plating company called Electro-Plating Services Inc. (EPS) has been sentenced in federal court to five years of probation and was ordered to pay $1,449,963.94 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to properly store hazardous waste. The company’s owner, Gary Sayers, was sentenced to one year in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

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Preparation Tips for FEHB Open Season 2020

Preparation Tips for FEHB Open Season 2020

Over the duration of a year, many things can change for your family in terms of your health plan needs. If you got married or had a child, you may need a different level of coverage. For example, if you received a serious diagnosis, you might need to make some changes in anticipation of future needs. Each year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season to allow you to evaluate your circumstances and your options.

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“This case was never going to be won”: O.J. Simpson’s trial after Rodney King

“This case was never going to be won”: O.J. Simpson’s trial after Rodney King

PHOTO CAPTION: Copies of Detective Tom Lange’s Notes from the double homicide investigation of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman, National Law Enforcement Collection, 2016.8.3

Los Angeles (CA) Police Detective Tom Lange wasn’t surprised by the verdict exonerating O.J. Simpson for the murders of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson on October 3, 1995. As lead homicide detective for the investigation, he spent eight days on the stand listing off the wealth of evidence he and his partner Detective Phil Vannatter collected over the course of the investigation. However, the jury didn’t seem interested in what he had to say:

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Law Enforcement and Naloxone

Law Enforcement and Naloxone

For Native American Heritage Month, Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement officers discuss work with the Indian Health Service to combat opioid overdoses in tribal communities.

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This Week on FEDtalk

Agency Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on agency efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration has been leading interagency efforts to reduce drug use and increase awareness about the dangers of opioids. As their annual Red Ribbon Week ends, they join us to discuss the progress being made on this important issue.

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Hear it from FLEOA

FLEOA Elects New National Officers at Bi-Annual Conference

Last week, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association elected the following National Officers at the 25th National Conference held in College Park, Maryland:

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