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Dallas Police, Safer Dallas and Motorola Solutions Launch Pilot Program to Increase Community and Officer Safety

The six-month Starlight Program will facilitate collaboration between the police department and local businesses.

GAO Tells FAA to Communicate With Law Enforcement on Drone Use

Following a review, the Government Accountability Office says the Federal Aviation Administration should better educate and communicate with local law enforcement on unsafe drone use.

St. Louis Hosts DHS S&T Smart Cities Integration Pilot for Emergency Response Tech

The pilot will test the technologies’ performances and ability to enhance public safety via a series of major flooding, flash flooding, vulnerable population outreach, and building fire scenarios.

SAP NS2 Payroll Engine Achieves FedRAMP Authorization

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll is a secure, industry-based payroll engine that integrates with the NS2 SuccessFactors HCM Suite for Government. These capabilities are designed to enable agencies to ensure their workforce is paid accurately and on time. 

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Oklahoma Opioid Crisis Case

The verdict issued by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman marks the end of the first state trial attempting to hold a pharmaceutical company accountable for one of the worst health epidemics in history.

GAO: Federal Agencies Need to Strengthen Online Identity Verification Processes

The federal government relies on commercial credit agencies to help verify the identities of people who apply for benefits online—such as asking personal questions from credit files. However, the 2017 Equifax data breach has raised questions about this practice.

GAO Finds Critical Security Risks in ‘Decades Old’ Federal IT Systems

The U.S. government plans to spend over $90 billion this fiscal year on information technology. Most of that will be used to operate and maintain existing systems, including legacy systems which can be more costly to maintain and vulnerable to hackers.

Ten Federal Agencies Begin Working Dog Collaboration

Ten federal agencies — including the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice and State — began an important dialogue at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for government-wide collaboration in working dog operations.
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