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Security Clearance Backlog Hits Steady State

Security Clearance Backlog Hits Steady State

Following a closed-door hearing on security clearance reforms, Senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee announced that the security clearance backlog has reached the long –awaited “steady state.” In 2018, the backlog peaked with 750,000 pending cases. The system has undergone significant reforms in the time since then to reduce wait times and expedite investigations.

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New Assistant Director at CISA Puts Focus on Critical Infrastructure

New Assistant Director at CISA Puts Focus on Critical Infrastructure

In his first public appearance as Assistant Director for Cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Bryan Ware set out the agency’s plan for 2020. Ware noted the importance of state security and data policy for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as well as discussing the key focus areas for CISA moving into the new year.

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Oregon Man Sentenced to Over 12 Years for Sex Trafficking Minors

Oregon Man Sentenced to Over 12 Years for Sex Trafficking Minors

Darryl Gartley of Oregon pled guilty in August to two counts of sex trafficking minors. Gartley was sentenced this week to 149 months and 12 days in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Gartley’s arrest was part of a national initiative on child sex trafficking launched and led by the Department of Justice (DOJ) since 2006.

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Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra!

These words used to signify breaking news that was urgent and significant. Now, up to the minute news is available around the clock and almost all news segments and stories are sensationalized. Fake news? Real news? It doesn’t matter – ratings do. News today is all about reporting on current events in a shocking, scandalous or appalling manner to increase or hold viewer or readership. And unfortunately, for today’s Feds, if there is a newsworthy event involving a federal employee or agency, it’s also a crisis, scandal or controversy.

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Fellows Moving Government Forward

Fellows Moving Government Forward

Tune in to FEDtalk this week to hear about the fellowships bringing innovation and technology skills to government. Guests from fellowships impacting the legislative and executive branches will discuss how they bring new skills to government.

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Eighth Circuit Upholds Onlooker’s Right to Observe Police Activity

Eighth Circuit Upholds Onlooker’s Right to Observe Police Activity

Onlookers have a right to observe police-citizen interactions at a distance, and an onlooker’s refusal to provide his full social security number does not create a basis for an officer to detain him.

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What Is Life Like As An Military Police Army US

What Is Life Like As An Military Police Army US

Law enforcement exists everywhere, even in the military. Learn more about the life and mission of police in the US Army.

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This Week on FEDtalk

Fellows Moving Government Forward

Tune in to FEDtalk this week to hear about the fellowships bringing innovation and technology skills to government. Guests from fellowships impacting the legislative and executive branches will discuss how they bring new skills to government.

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FLEOA Successfully Advocates for Change to Michigan LEOSA Policy

On Tuesday, FLEOA President Larry Cosme issued a letter on Michigan LEOSA policy.  The full text of the statement is below.

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