DHS Science and Technology Directorate

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DHS asks for help on maintaining wellness of its operational employees

Wellness of the workforce is a big issue for federal executives, especially for people like Border Patrol agents, who deal with stress and danger, overlaid…

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(AP Photo/John L. Mone)Aerial view of Lake Houston in Huffman, Texas, on May 10, 2021. The Luce Bayou which feeds into the lake often is the source of flooding problems in neighboring subdivisions when extreme weather strikes. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)

Homeland Security seeks ideas from the public for greater community disaster resilience

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DHS S&T looks to boost tech transfer by fostering new startup companies

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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)

Centers of Excellence help DHS combat bio threats, domestic terrorism

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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, a New York City police officer sits in a cruiser at a checkpoint surrounding Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York. The vast majority of complaints about New York City police officers' mistreatment of youths stemmed from encounters with black and Hispanic children, according to a new study by the city’s police watchdog agency. Nearly two-thirds of youth complaints to the Civilian Complaint Review Board involved children of color, the report says, including some “stopped for seemingly innocuous activities such as playing, high-fiving, running, carrying backpacks, and jaywalking.

DHS Science and Tech directorate studying ways to reduce on-duty police crashes

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OMB’s Morrison, DHS’s Maughan heading to new roles in government

FEMA’s Adrian Gardner retires after 30 years and GSA’s Dan Twomey is leaving next week after spending the last four years in government as an industry…

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Increasing threats against mobile devices force HHS, others to rethink protections

The Department of Health and Human Services now requires executives traveling anywhere overseas to take a loaner device and connect through a secure tunnel.

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A Transportation Security Adminstration (TSA) transport security officer inspects a can which was packed in a suitcase flagged for a seconday inspection at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The can and the suitcase it was packed in was flagged for a secondary inspection at the intial TSA checkpoint the passenger passed through. TSA’s social media presence has been something of a model for other federal agencies _ striking a tone is humorous, but still gives travelers informational dos and don’ts. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Does TSA have a retention problem?

In today’s Federal Newscast, A DHS IG report reveals that a quarter of the 8,000 TSA officers who left the agency in fiscal 2017, left within the first six months on the job.

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