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Countless Firearms Missing from Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

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Federal law enforcement agencies have lost nearly 1,000 guns since 2006. The Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons lose countless guns, grenades, bullets, and other “expendables” every year to theft and poor inventory tracking.

DHS Adds Three Countries to Anti-Terror Travel List

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A trip to the US will now be more difficult for those who’ve recently visited Libya, Somalia, or Yemen. Thanks to new anti-terrorist travel restrictions announced Thursday, travelers coming to the US from after spending time in one of these three countries must go through the regular visa process instead of using the waiver program.

DHS Employees Need Off-Duty Drug, Prostitute Policies

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While the Department of Homeland Security extensively prepares its employees for the work they will be doing during overseas trips, policies governing employee behavior during the off-hours, however, remain obtuse.

DOJ Announces Nationwide Police Use of Force Data Collection

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The Department of Justice announced its plan to collect data on law enforcement interactions with civilians nationwide in order to track how and when law enforcement officials use force and how often civilians die in police custody.

DOJ Releases Name of FBI Agent Accused of Insider Trading Leak

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Prosecutors identified the FBI agent who they say admitted to leaking information to reporters about an insider trading investigation centering on Las Vegas sports gambler and professional golfer Phil Mickelson.

Ex-Police Officer Admits Lying to FBI in Civil Rights Case

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In a rare case of an officer facing a civil rights conviction, a former Louisiana police officer pled guilty Friday in court in Shreveport, Louisiana to violating the civil rights of a woman and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor had 37k Child Porn Images, Says FBI

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During a search at his Michigan property, the FBI found at least 37,000 images and videos of child pornography on Larry Nassar’s hard drives, plus videos of the former Michigan State University doctor sexually assaulting girls under the age of 12, according to an agent who testified in federal court in Grand Rapids.

FBI Grilled Over Secrecy of Facial Recognition Program

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The FBI’s use of facial recognition technology and their expansive photo databases were called into question during a hearing Wednesday with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 

FBI HQ Announcement Postponed Pending Congressional Funding

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After announcing last fall its decision to delay the selection of a new FBI headquarters location until March of 2017, the General Services Administration (GSA) officially put the search on hold Friday.

FBI to Help Local Law Enforcement Hack iPhones

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Despite its previous statement that they would only hack one iPhone–the iPhone 5C used by San Bernardino, CA shooter–the Federal Bureau of Investigation told local law enforcement it will now help them unlock devices such as iPhones and iPads.

FBI vs. Apple Battle Intensifies Overnight

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Apple has long heralded itself a champion of protecting individuals’ privacy and encryption rights. With the FBI pressuring Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple is proving it will practice what it preaches.

FBI: Police Murders Declined in 2015

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The FBI released its annual report this week on the number of police officers killed in the line of duty in 2015 and found that 41 officers died “felonious deaths.”

This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk: Plan Your Summer in the National Parks

Just in time to plan your summer trip, tune in to FEDtalk this Friday to learn about all the great sights waiting to be explored inside our National Parks.

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FLEOA Foundation 2016 Custom Corvette Z06 Raffle

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) teamed up to raffle a 2016 Custom Built Wide Body Chevrolet Corvette Zo6.

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