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AP Photo/Tony GutierrezFILE - In this June 24, 2020, file photo, a Transportation Security Administration officer works at Love Field in Dallas. President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a “strong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May. But Trump’s wall was more like a sieve. Exempted were thousands of residents of the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

TSA officers score MSPB appeal rights under new agreement

Under a new agreement between the agencies, screening officers at the Transportation Security Administration can now appeal certain firings, demotions…

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Defense bill set to deal civilian cyber agency a big power boost

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The bronze Statue of Freedom, by Thomas Crawford, is the crowning feature of the dome of the U.S. Capitol, shown ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TSP changes, retirement help for former seasonal feds and other bills to watch

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(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Tanker trucks are parked near the entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C.  The operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline has confirmed it paid $4.4 million to a gang of hackers who broke into its computer systems. That's according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Colonial Pipeline’s CEO Joseph Blount told the Journal that he authorized the payment after the ransomware attack because the company didn’t know the extent of the damage.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

CISA under pressure to put more teeth in cyber requirements following Colonial Pipeline attack

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)In this Monday, June 27, 2016, photo, a passenger passes by a sign for the Transportation Security Administration's TSA Precheck line in Terminal A at Logan Airport in Boston. By air or car, summer 2017 travel numbers are expected to rise over the previous year thanks to deals on airfares and stable gasoline prices. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Biden administration orders TSA to expand union rights, explore pay reform for screeners

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GAO flags longstanding quality and organizational concerns with DHS OIG

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Lawmakers concerned CISA lacks ‘centralized visibility’ to hunt agency cyber threats

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(Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, listens during a House Committee on Homeland Security meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Thompson, 72, came to Congress in 1993. When he gaveled open the Democratic National Convention this month, he was the first from his state to serve as chairman. He told his colleagues he is passing down to his grandson the same instructions he was given as a teen learning how to drive 50 years ago. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Rep. Bennie Thompson’s account of Capitol Hill storming and what’s next

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GSA puts out guide for navigating new rules banning Chinese telecoms equipment

In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration publishes a colorful guide to a complicated issue — the ban on Chinese telecommunications…

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As coronavirus cases spike, lawmakers want to know how DHS is keeping employees safe

In today’s Federal Newscast, Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson wants to know what DHS is doing to keep employees safe.

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In this Oct. 13, 2016, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Col. Todd Hohn, foreground, and pilots assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing are briefed on an exercise at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Hohn, now a pilot for FedEx, was detained in Guangzhou, China, on Sept. 12, 2019, before boarding a commercial flight. The company said Thursday, Sept. 19, that he was later released, and it's working with Chinese authorities to understand what happened. (Airman 1st Class Kirby Turbak/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Pilots will still get incentive payments, even if they’re grounded during the pandemic

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Pentagon says servicemembers who get special incentive payments for hazardous assignments can still get their bonuses – even if the pandemic is stopping them from carrying out those missions.

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