Federal Employee News

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DoD experts advocate dumping civilian unions

DoD experts advocate dumping civilian unions

Snippet of Article: "...Calls to make it easier to fire a federal employee by decreasing due process rights or speeding up the removal process are ‘dog whistles’ for making the career service subject to the partisan or personal whims of a few supervisors or political appointees,” American Federation of Government Employees President J. Daniel Cox Sr. said in a March 23 statement. “Due process rights, including union rights, for civil servants at DoD or other agencies provides accountability to the public for both managers and political appointees and is a cornerstone of our system of democracy and should not be treated as expendable..."

Source: federalnewsradio.com

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy

The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy

Snippet of Article: "...U.S. senators voted 50 to 48 to approve a joint resolution from Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules from going into effect. The resolution also would bar the FCC from ever enacting similar consumer protections. It now heads to the House..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Internet Privacy,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hmmm? Comey Confirms F.B.I. Investigation and Links to Trump Campaign, but says he can't confirm any investigations

Comey Confirms F.B.I. Investigation of Russian Election Interference, Links to Trump Campaign

Snippet of Article: "...The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, publicly confirmed an investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and whether associates of the president were in contact with Moscow. ■ Mr. Comey also said the F.B.I. had “no information” to support President Trump’s allegation that Barack Obama wiretapped him..."

Source: www.nytimes.com

James B. Comey,

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trump's 'America First' 2018 budget blueprint - The White House


'America First' 2018 budget blueprint - The White House

America First Budget Blueprint 2018
America First Budget Blueprint 2018
Snippet of Article: "...more with less, and make the Government lean and accountable to the people. This includes deep cuts ... this America First Budget. Donald J. Trump ... This 2018 Budget Blueprint will not add to the deficit..."
Source: www.whitehouse.gov

'America First' 2018 budget blueprint

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WikiLeaks Says the CIA Can “Bypass” Secure Messaging Apps Like Signal. What Does That Mean?

WikiLeaks Says the CIA Can “Bypass” Secure Messaging Apps Like Signal. What Does That Mean?

Snippet of Article: "...When WikiLeaks released Vault 7 (https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/), a series of leaks on the CIA hacking, people who use secure messaging apps were alarmed. The press release (https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/#PRESS) accompanying the trove of documents (https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/index.html) stated that the CIA was able to “bypass” the encryption of secure messaging tools–including Signal (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesms&hl=en)– “by hacking the ‘smart’ phones that they run on and collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied..."

Source: www.slate.com

Secure Messaging Apps and the CIA

Friday, March 3, 2017

Fed’s Favorite Inflation Gauge Hasn’t Budged for 3 Months

Fed’s Favorite Inflation Gauge Hasn’t Budged for 3 Months

Snippet of Article: "...The government’s report Wednesday on October Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) showed no growth in annualized inflation. The core rate remains at 1.7%, the same as the prior two months..."

Source: blogs.barrons.com

Personal consumption expenditures (PCE)