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Top Senator calls for review of military equipment use by civilian police

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments across the country. The Senate's second ranking Democrat on Friday said he has long been concerned about their use of military equipment and military-style tactics by local police departments. He said the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer gives "new urgency" to a review of the Pentagon program.

Tags: Dick Durbin , Ferguson , Chuck Hagel , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Monday - 09/08/2014, 06:42pm EDT

Former FEMA chief Brown: Super Bowl outage 'not my fault'

A power outage in the middle of Super Bowl Sunday night plunged the Superdome stadium into darkness for more than half an hour. sAnd as the minutes ticked by, Federal News Radio's "In Depth" host Francis Rose, like many, turned to social media to poke fun at the situation. The last thing he expected was a response from the man at the butt of the joke.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , Super Bowl

Monday - 02/04/2013, 03:48pm EST

Michael Brown: how to learn from Haiti

Federal agencies, contractors and workers continue to work in Haiti to help that country in recovery efforts. While there, feds are using lessons learned from other disasters, like Hurricane Katrina and the Christmas Day tsunami. A former FEMA administrator gives Federal News Radio a few tips on how to learn from the experience.

Tags: technology , management , Next of Kin Registry , FEMA , Haiti , earthquake , best practices , lessons learned

Tuesday - 01/19/2010, 01:27pm EST

Security Situations

Michael Brown
Director of the Office of Information Systems Security, FAA
Patrick Howard
Chief Information Security Officer, NRC

Tags: tech , FAA , Patrick Howard , NRC , cybersecurity , ISS

Tuesday - 09/30/2008, 03:42pm EDT

Head of DHS cyber receives promotion

Michael Brown to be rear admiral upper-half.

Tags: mngt , DHS , cybersecurity , tech ,

Tuesday - 02/10/2009, 05:07pm EST

Census reminds us all to fill out that form

The Census Bureau marks another milestone on the road to the 2010 Census. "National Census Day" was supposed to remind Americans of the importance of filling out census forms, and returning them by mail. At stake: hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid allocated by population to local communities.

Tags: management , Census , D.C. City Council , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Fernando Armstrong , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:11am EDT

Gray: 'Wonderful' to have Redskins play in the city again

Ever since the Redskins left RFK stadium for their current home in Prince George's County, there have been fans who wanted to see the team play again within the city limits.

Tags: Redskins , Vincent Gray , Bruce Allen , Adrian Fenty , FedEx Field

Sunday - 01/02/2011, 10:25am EST

D.C. Council considering anti-bullying legislation

The D.C. Council is considering anti-bullying legislation that would take the fight beyond the classroom.

Tags: D.C. Public Schools , Vincent Gray , Harry Thomas Jr. , D.C. Council , anti-bullying , bullying , Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation , Committee of the Whole , David Aponte , Trina Cole , Metro TeenAIDS , Dunbar High School , Kate Ryan , Gary Emerling

Monday - 11/29/2010, 06:58pm EST
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