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Former Air Force fire chief pleads guilty

A former top Air Force official pleaded guilty this month to one count of wire fraud and a violation of the Procurement Integrity Act, the Justice Department announced.

Senate OKs bill to secure background check process

The Senate on Nov. 17 passed a bill that prohibits federal contractors and employees who have compromised the integrity of a background investigation from performing future background investigations.

DOD announces new hacker initiatives

The Defense Department this month rolled out two new “white hat” hacker initiatives designed to bolster cybersecurity at the department.

Ethics office publishes new gift rules

The Office of Government Ethics last week published amended rules regarding gifts provided to federal employees from outside sources.

Secret Service touts huge counterfeiting bust

While most people may have forgotten that the Secret Service originally was created to fight currency counterfeiting, the agency served up a major reminder last week when it announced the biggest seizure of counterfeit currency in its history.

Postal worker indicted

A federal grand jury this month indicted a Georgia man for his alleged role in a stolen identity refund fraud conspiracy, the Justice Department announced.

Another Navy official pleads guilty in ongoing fraud case

A retired Navy officer this week became the latest military official to plead guilty in an ever-expanding bribery and fraud case, the Justice Department announced.

Committee: OPM letters may raise suspicion

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee expressed concerns that some victims of the Office of Personnel Management cyber breaches may be suspicious of letters OPM will send them to inform them of a changeover of their identity protection firm.

Killer of TSA officer sentenced

The California man who in 2013 shot to death a Transportation Security Administration officer at Los Angeles International Airport was sentenced Nov. 7.

OPM issues transition guide

The Office of Personnel Management last week rolled out a 2016 Presidential Transition Guide designed to aid the changeover to the new administration.

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