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China Using OPM Records for Spying

on April 11, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A member of Congress said that China is mining intelligence data contained in the 23 million records of current and former federal employees stolen in the two data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management.

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Are ID Monitoring Services Worth the Money?

By on April 4, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Are ID Monitoring Services Worth the Money?

A new report from GAO calls into question the effectiveness of identity theft protection services.

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Would Replacing the Dollar Bill with a Coin Save the Government Money?

By on March 30, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Would Replacing the Dollar Bill with a Coin Save the Government Money?

Past legislative attempts to eliminate the dollar bill in favor of coins say it will save the government money. Is this really true?

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How Feds Can Get the Best Deal on Their Next Vacation

By on March 27, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How Feds Can Get the Best Deal on Their Next Vacation

When you plan your next vacation, there are ways you can find the ideal trip or get a bargain, but remember also that sometimes you get what you pay for.

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6 Best Cruises for Federal Retirees

By on March 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
6 Best Cruises for Federal Retirees

Considering a cruise for your vacation? These are some that offer destinations likely to appeal to retirees.

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IRS Analyst Pleads Not Guilty To Leaking Michael Cohen’s Bank Account Information

on March 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
An Internal Revenue Service analyst charged with leaking bank account information of President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in the Northern District of California.

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Federal Unions and Politics: Follow the Money

By on March 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Unions and Politics: Follow the Money

Federal employee unions are generally thought to support Democrats during elections. What do data on union donations in the last election say about that?

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Should DC Become a State?

By on March 5, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Should DC Become a State?

Should the District of Columbia become a state? The recurring effort from one Senator has again been put forth in the new session of Congress.

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IRS Employee Charged In Leak of Michael Cohen’s Bank Records to Michael Avenatti

on February 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
An investigative analyst for the Internal Revenue Service has been charged with leaking the personal bank records of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer.

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More Bills Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

By on February 19, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
More Bills Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

More bills continue to be proposed in Congress to eliminate government shutdowns. They take varying approaches to the problem.

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