USPS: Keeping your tech emergency-ready

To help mark National Preparedness Month in September, the Postal Service wants employees to keep their technology updated in case of an emergency. Mobile phones, computers and tablets can be lifesavers in disaster strikes, but only if they are reliable and work properly. Poor battery life and outdated operating systems can render mobile phones and…

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USPS statement on need to combat counterfeit and pirated goods entering U.S.

January 24, 2020 The Department of Homeland Security’s timely report released today makes clear the urgent need to combat counterfeit and pirated goods entering the United States. The United States Postal Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are proud to work with DHS and others across law enforcement to remove counterfeit and pirated goods…

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USPS: September is National Preparedness Month

The key to recovery is speed. The key to speed is preparedness. September is National Preparedness Month, a time to learn how to prepare and be ready for disasters and other emergencies. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.” Throughout the month, the Postal Service will offer reminders and tips to…

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Postal loophole allows opioids from abroad to flood into Florida

Op-Ed By Juliette Kayyem – December 20, 2017 Just a few weeks ago a Davie, Florida, couple, Anthony Gomes and Elizabeth Ton, were arrested for widely distributing deadly drugs they purchased over the internet from China. While their crimes afforded them lavish luxuries, including a private plane, the illicit drug trade came at an enormous…

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Federal government waste coded in expense reports

By Adam Andrzejewski – July 5, 2016 Just how many errors have the federal administrative agencies made in the reporting of their guns, ammunition and military-style equipment? Despite the dirty data and accounting mistakes, our organization at OpenTheBooks.com recently released an oversight report titled “The Militarization of America.” It quantified the escalating size, scope and…

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Federal cyber protection knocked as outdated, behind schedule

The Hill - Opinion

By Cory Bennett – June 9, 2015 The main system used by the federal government to protect sensitive data from hacks has been plagued by delays and criticism that it is already outdated — months before it is even fully implemented. The Einstein system is intended to repel cyberattacks like the one revealed last week…

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China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networks, Employee data compromised

The postal service began notifying employees on Monday. The agency is providing free credit-monitoring services for one year. Chinese government hackers are suspected of breaching the computer networks of the United States Postal Service, compromising the data of more than 800,000 employees. The intrusion was discovered in mid-September, said officials, who declined to comment on…

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