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TSA Studies Eliminating Checkpoints at Smaller Airports, But Criticism is Fierce

on August 25, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Transportation Security Administration has studied closing its security checkpoints at 150 of the country's smallest airports which would save $115 million per year. However, the critics came out of the woodwork in opposition to the idea before it even became a formal proposal.

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NSA Leaker Reality Winner Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison

on August 23, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
NSA Leaker Reality Winner Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner on Thursday was sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking a classified report with information on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

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Should the Census Be Abolished?

on August 13, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The author says scrapping the "redundant" decennial census would save the government billions and potentially yield more accurate population data by utilizing other data that are already collected.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Funds from Two Federal Agencies

By on August 8, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Funds from Two Federal Agencies

A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing a substantial sum of VA and Social Security benefits.

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ICE Employees Send Cease-and-Desist Letter to Portland

on July 31, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Portland’s mayor violated the Constitution by ordering his police officers to stand down, allowing protesters to menace ICE employees over the last six weeks, according to agency employees who sent a cease-and-desist letter to the city Monday.

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Supreme Court Nominee Announced

on July 9, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President Trump announced that he has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for his Supreme Court pick.

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Woman Guilty of Exploiting Federal Employee Data from OPM Breaches

By on June 20, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Woman Guilty of Exploiting Federal Employee Data from OPM Breaches

A Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to exploiting personal data of current and former federal employees stolen in the OPM data breaches.

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Working to Bring Home Americans Who Died in Combat

By on May 25, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Working to Bring Home Americans Who Died in Combat

What is the purpose of Memorial Day? One documentary brings to life how the government works to return missing service members.

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FedSmith Users Overwhelmingly Support Term Limits for Congress

By on May 15, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
FedSmith Users Overwhelmingly Support Term Limits for Congress

Based on our latest survey, our readers left no doubt where they stand on wanting term limits for Members of Congress.

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Unsung ‘Sheroes’ Receive Recognition

By on May 9, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Unsung ‘Sheroes’ Receive Recognition

The Unsung Shero Awards were presented as part of Public Service Recognition Week to women for their excellence in federal service.

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