Over the last several years, Maryville City Schools has lost several former student athletes to drug overdoses. Most notably, Aaron Douglas, a freshman All-America at the University of Tennessee who died from an overdose at a house party in Fernandina Beach, Fla., in 2011.
Following the tragedies of school massacres such as those at Columbine High School in 1999, Virginia Tech in 2007, Northern Illinois University in 2008, Tucson shooting in 2011, Newton-Connecticut in 2012, the Washington Navy Yard in 2013, the 2015 shootings of news Reporter Allison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward earlier this year in Virginia, to the tragedy school shooting at the Oregon Umpqua Community College, and most recent San Bernardino, CA shootings has reignited the intense debate about gun control and gun violence legislation and the rights movement to bear arms in accordance with the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday.
The aircraft services firm that faces a proposed Federal Aviation Administration civil penalty for drug and alcohol testing violations has issued a statement saying it is working with the federal agency to understand the alleged violations and address them in a timely manner. Read More
PHOENIX – The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a nearly $175,000 fine against a Phoenix-based regional airline for several failures in its drug-testing program for workers in safety-sensitive jobs.
Lawmakers are debating whether to strip the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of its control over security clearances after hackers made off with nearly 20 million background check forms housed at the agency.
The Office of Personnel Management has decided to take a step back in an attempt to move forward after hackers breached files containing sensitive data on millions of current and former federal employees, but some stakeholders are not fully on board with the plan.
Persons applying for a job with the federal government or current feds requiring an upgraded security clearance will have to do things the old fashioned way for a few weeks.
The abrupt shutdown of the nation’s beleaguered security clearance system will further hamper a program that has been beset by all sorts of problems over the past few years, creating a significant backlog and potentially even disrupting key government operations, industry officials say.
After finding that federal employees’ Social Security numbers were stolen, the US government discovers another breach, which exposed data on intelligence agents and others.