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VIDEO: A Country We Could Feel Proud Of

VIDEO: A Country We Could Feel Proud Of

We're sometimes taught that feeling proud of one's country is always suspect; but actually, it's very important to be able to have and express pride in collective life. The trick is to ensure that we have countries that deserve our pride.

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DARPA Working on Tool to Identify “Deepfake” Videos

DARPA Working on Tool to Identify “Deepfake” Videos

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.

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Coalition of Federal Management Groups Sends Civil Service Modernization Proposals to House OGR

Coalition of Federal Management Groups Sends Civil Service Modernization Proposals to House OGR

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.

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Nationals, Cubs, Royals, Tigers, Rockies, Indians, Rays... OH MY!

Nationals, Cubs, Royals, Tigers, Rockies, Indians, Rays... OH MY!

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.

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Administration EO Relocating Security Clearance Process to Pentagon Forthcoming

Administration EO Relocating Security Clearance Process to Pentagon Forthcoming

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.”

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With Security Clearance Changes, Agencies to Re-Examine Polygraphs

With Security Clearance Changes, Agencies to Re-Examine Polygraphs

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.

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Senate Passes 1.9 Percent Federal Pay Raise

Senate Passes 1.9 Percent Federal Pay Raise

This week, the United States Senate passed a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2019. The measure was included in one of four appropriations bills passed yesterday as a “minibus” legislation package.

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The Affinity Project Promotes Safer Communities

The Affinity Project Promotes Safer Communities

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.

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DHS Announces New Public-Private Partnership on Cyber Threat Information-Sharing

DHS Announces New Public-Private Partnership on Cyber Threat Information-Sharing

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.

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Pentagon “Do-Not-Buy” List Warns Against Software Originating in Russia and China

Pentagon “Do-Not-Buy” List Warns Against Software Originating in Russia and China

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.

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DOJ Hits Wells Fargo with $2.09 Billion Penalty

DOJ Hits Wells Fargo with $2.09 Billion Penalty

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.”

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10 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 40

10 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 40

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.

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TED Talk: Fake Videos of Real People -- And How to Spot Them

TED Talk: Fake Videos of Real People -- And How to Spot Them

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.

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FedTalk Tomorrow: Financial Planning Updates for Federal Employees

FedTalk Tomorrow: Financial Planning Updates for Federal Employees

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.

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Third Circuit: No Sovereign Immunity Waiver Under FTCA for Transportation Security Officers

Third Circuit: No Sovereign Immunity Waiver Under FTCA for Transportation Security Officers

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.”

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FedTalk Tomorrow: Financial Planning Updates for Federal Employees

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.

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An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

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