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FILE - This Friday Jan. 11, 2013 file photo of a member of the Cybercrime Center as he turns on the light in a lab during a media tour at the occasion of the official opening of the Cybercrime Center at Europol headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Criminals have spotted a new business opportunity with the coronavirus pandemic and are now plundering the needy and the fearful and even disrupting the medical sector, online and off, with fraud, counterfeit products and cybercrime, a report issued Friday by the European law enforcement agency Europol says. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

A new mechanism to help agencies avoid buying counterfeit products

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies will have a new weapon in the battle against counterfeit or fraudulent products.

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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2010, file photo shows California National Guard troops, who are part of Task Force Sierra, deployed at the border along with Border Patrol Agents near the California/Mexico border in San Diego. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, extended the state National Guard's participation in President Donald Trump's border deployment by six months, a low-key announcement that was made without any of the acrimony that characterized his early negotiations with the federal government. The California National Guard said in a press release that the mission will now run until the end of March 2019.  (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)

National Guard’s hybrid status makes sexual assault confusing to prosecute

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(Photo courtesy 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade)Ready at a moment's notice. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade conducted a rapid deployment drill at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 18. The drill is designed to ensure Alert Contingency Marine Air Ground Task Force personnel are able to respond to a crisis swiftly, even in the midst of the COVID pandemic. 

Punishments, and first religious exemptions, for military vaccine refusers

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DOJ reaches settlement with Hunt Companies over military housing issues

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(Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury/U.S. Air Force via AP)In this Aug. 5, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an F-35 fighter jet pilot and crew prepare for a mission at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former President Donald Trump. Officials say that among the deals being paused is a massive $23 billion transfer of stealth F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates. (Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Air Force flyers might be young, but they’ve eventually got to heed the call of nature

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Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) conduct a passing honors ceremony with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Murasame-class destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD 107) and the Kongo-class guided-missile destroyer JS Chokai (DDG 176) in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 19, 2021. A spate of recent Chinese military flights off Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, and naval maneuvers by the United States and its allies to reinforce maritime routes challenged by China are fueling increasing tensions in a region already on edge. (Haydn N. Smith/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy putting focus on self-correction to better service after years of let downs

After years of cost overruns and vessel accidents, the Navy is rethinking leadership.

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OPM to create Chief Diversity Officer Council to elevate role across government

OPM is creating a Chief Diversity Officer Council and exploring the possibility of creating a job classification series for federal employees who work…

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Science, technology and doctrine come together in Navy’s program for unmanned surface vessels

Neither drones nor autonomous ships, unmanned surface vessels, or USVs, will form an important part of the Navy’s strategy of expanding its fleet in a way that’s lower cost, relative to manned ships, and more agile.

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