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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo, a video surveillance camera is installed on the ceiling above a subway platform in the Court Street station in the Brooklyn borough of New York. State lawmakers across the U.S. are reconsidering the tradeoffs of facial recognition technology amid civil rights and racial bias concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Biden administration trying to find happy medium when it comes to facial recognition

In today’s Federal Newscast, Can the government safely and equitably use facial recognition for identity proofing? That’s the question the General Services…

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Nowhere safe to hide: What online harassment is doing to service members and the military

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New campaign asks service members to share stories to push sexual assault reforms farther

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Will making sexual harassment an explicit crime help the military crack down? Experts say maybe

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FILE - Freshman midshipmen, known as plebes, climb ropes on an obstacle course during Sea Trials, a day of physical and mental challenges that caps off the freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 13, 2014. The Navy is adding two weeks to boot camp in a major overhaul aimed at improving recruits' war fighting and emergency skills while also focusing on character issues such as sexual assault, hazing and extremism in the ranks. Navy officials say expanding boot camp to 10 weeks will provide more leadership training and ensure sailors are reporting to their jobs better prepared for duty. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden signs order making sexual harassment a punishable offense in military

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NDAA has big changes for personnel, even though some blockbuster provisions are changed

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In this Feb. 8, 2021, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Adm. John Aquilino, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with sailors assigned to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Senior U.S. Navy commanders met with sailors on ships on the West Coast Monday and Tuesday, after two recent racist incidents triggered one of the first military stand-downs to address extremism in the ranks. (Mass Communication Spc. Seaman Apprentice Mason Congleton/U.S. Navy via AP)

Report finds military services still ill-equipped to investigate, prosecute sex crimes

The DoD inspector general found serious shortfalls in numbers of prosecutors and investigators trained to handle military sexual assault cases.

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FILE - This May 25, 2021, file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. Would-be travelers are overwhelming federal offices as the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions unleashes a pent-up demand for passports. Wait times for new passports and renewals are now up to 18 weeks and those seeking expedited appointments can take up to 12 weeks. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman, File)

State Dept. says it’s back to sending passports out at pre-pandemic levels

In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department says it can now get passports out to customers in a matter of weeks.

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DoD adds new protections from minor infractions for military sexual assault victims reporting crimes

Victims of sexual assault in the military now have more options to protect themselves from minor infractions if they decide to report a crime to their command.

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