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AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration.  Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government's first national cyber director. Jen Easterly, a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, has been tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

A lesser known but crucial office in the Homeland Security Department passes the 15-year mark

When you think of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, what comes to mind?

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FILE - This evidence photo from the criminal complaint of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts v. Ashley Bigsbee for illegal possession of a stolen firearm on Nov. 15, 2015, in Suffolk, Mass., shows one of ten M11 semiautomatic handguns that former Army Reserve member James Morales stole from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Mass. Overall, AP has found that at least 2,000 firearms from the Army, Marines, Navy or Air Force were lost or stolen during the 2010s. (U.S. District Court for Massachusetts via AP)

Congress plans fixes for US military’s AWOL weapons problems

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ATF misclassified jobs, improperly paid out law enforcement benefits, audit finds

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The American flag flies outside of the Justice Department building, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DOJ investigators have mixed reviews of agency’s COVID-19 response, IG says

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How agencies can best prepare for AI: ‘Build a data team’

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New 3D imaging assists ATF, police partners in arresting shooters

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Former ATF whistleblower says agency needs permanent director, accountability

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More immigration judges, consolidation color DOJ 2020 budget request

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Honor guards from the US Air Force carry the creamated remains of veterans found at Cantrel Funeral home during a full military ceremony at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Monday, Nov 12, 2018. About 20 Patriot Guard Riders lined the walk with flags for the ceremony. (Dale G.Young /Detroit News via AP)

IT problems cause delay in veterans receiving GI Bill benefits

In today’s Federal Newscast, thousands of veterans are waiting for the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay their education benefits.

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Cigarettes are displayed on a shelf, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign legislation raising the legal minimum price for a pack of cigarettes to $13. The hike from $10.50 further cements the city's claim on having among the most expensive cigarettes in the country. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

It’s time for the ATF to refocus its mission

John Cassara, a retired Treasury agent, makes the case why stopping the illegal cigarette trade would benefit national security.

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First round of email records reporting holds mirror to agencies’ management practices

Agencies were scored for how easy it is to find and use email records, established email policies, and employee training. Agencies were also scored on whether there is a low, medium or high risk of not managing email effectively.

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