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Former Acting IG Indicted for Stealing Software and Federal Employees’ Personal Data

By on March 7, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Acting IG Indicted for Stealing Software and Federal Employees’ Personal Data

A former DHS acting IG is alleged to have stolen software and personal data of federal employees to sell for a profit.

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DHS Offices Closed in Washington State After Employee Falls Ill

on March 3, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The DHS office in King County, Washington, is closed for two weeks, after an employee apparently contracted coronavirus after visiting a relative at the Life Care nursing facility, which is experiencing a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

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Layers of Problems Drive Morale Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

By on January 21, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Layers of Problems Drive Morale Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

What drives morale in an agency? The author analyzes the situation at DHS.

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It’s the Lying Under Oath That Always Gets You

By on November 7, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
It’s the Lying Under Oath That Always Gets You

A DHS law enforcement officer, removed for her lack of candor in several agency inquiries, failed to win her job back in arbitration so she took her case to court.

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Senate Report Finds Security Failures at Federal Agencies are Leaving Personal Data Vulnerable

By on July 1, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senate Report Finds Security Failures at Federal Agencies are Leaving Personal Data Vulnerable

A new Senate committee report highlights ongoing problems at federal agencies that are leaving Americans’ personal data vulnerable.

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Do All Those “Acting” Assignments at DHS Matter?

By on April 18, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Do All Those “Acting” Assignments at DHS Matter?

Several agencies under Homeland Security currently have acting leadership. Should this be a cause for concern?

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Appeals Court Sustains Ten-Day Suspension

By on March 11, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Sustains Ten-Day Suspension

This case challenging a ten-day suspension against a Border Patrol Agent made its way to the federal appeals court by way of a challenge to an arbitrator’s decision.

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The Problem with the Current Government Shutdown

By on January 7, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Problem with the Current Government Shutdown

The author says that the current partial government shutdown is largely not causing any real pain for the general public.

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Some K-9 Handlers Earned More Than the Vice President in 2017

By on January 3, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Some K-9 Handlers Earned More Than the Vice President in 2017

Thanks to racking up overtime, some federal employees at the Federal Protective Service had salaries upwards of $200k in 2017. Are they legitimate?

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Lawmakers Want Investigation of Air Marshal Service After Allegations of Racial Profiling

By on August 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want Investigation of Air Marshal Service After Allegations of Racial Profiling

Some lawmakers want an investigation of the TSA’s Federal Air Marshal Service after a report alleging racial profiling by a supervisor.

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