Margaret Moore, Executive Director, WIFLE
Under the glorious California sky
with a backdrop of unique desert scenery, the WIFLE Sixth Annual Leadership
Training Conference will open with an ambiance all its
On June 14th, 15th and 16th, 2005,
at the Westin Hotel and Conference Center in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs,
California, WIFLE will focus attention on leadership skills necessary for advancement in the ranks of government as well as
examine key enforcement issues and challenges women face in a federal law enforcement agency.
On opening day, invited welcoming keynote speaker United States Attorney Debra W. Yang for the Central District of California will kick off this exciting conference. Our invited keynote panel is distinguished Deputy Directors and career civil servants Barbara Riggs, USSS, Michele Leonhart, DEA, and Edgar Domenech, ATF. (For
more information on Barbara Riggs and Michele Leonhart, refer to
the December 2004 issue of WIFLE-Enews.)
Other eminent speakers will address issues of intelligence gathering and dissemination; protecting the technology infrastructure; leadership issues; combating terrorism; challenging sanctioned practices to be more effective; working closely with state/local counterparts in enforcement efforts; and, a close look at “you and your federal career.” For the first time we will hold workshops designed for both federal prosecutors and investigators to attend.
The Awards Banquet is always a popular and well-attended conference highlight. The 2005 Awards will be presented on Wednesday evening, June 15. WIFLE's highly competitive awards identify and acknowledge achievement and bring distinction to the individual Awardees and also bring recognition to the employee's Agency. WIFLE awards are presented for exceptional courage, outstanding accomplishment, and significant contributions that have advanced the recruitment, retention, and the promotion of women in federal law enforcement.
The WIFLE 2005 Julie Y. Cross Award is especially important
because it commemorates the 25th anniversary of Agent Cross's sacrifice in the line of duty.
New this year is the WIFLE Top Prosecutor Award.
This distinctive recognition will honor a federal prosecutor for exceptional work resulting in the conviction of individual(s) for
federal violations in-
• Trafficked women or children for sexual exploitation;
• Trafficked any human being for forced labor;
• Committed or attempted to commit a crime of violence against any woman;
• Committed a civil rights violation;
• Defrauded individuals through an elaborate scheme of identity theft;
• And/or defrauded the general public through any type of corporate scandal.
Preliminary planning is underway for a golf event on Monday, June 13. If you are interested in participating, please drop an email to
WIFLE@comcast.net so we can determine interest.
Join Us in 2005! Register for the conference
today. Visit the Website for the latest details, conference registration, and hotel
reservation forms. www.WIFLE.org
For the 2005 law enforcement officer base and locality pay tables, go to the Office of Personnel Management's Website at
You can search for a rate and download a spreadsheet or the
chart on 2005 rates.
Former Superior Court Judge Debra W. Yang was
nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as
the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles. Forty-two at the time, Debra W. Yang
is the youngest U.S. Attorney in the history of California's Central
District- female or male- and is also the first Asian American to hold the seven-county post, the largest federal prosecutor's office outside Washington, D.C.
Ms. Yang is scheduled to open WIFLE's Sixth Annual Leadership
Training Conference on June 14, 2005. With 245 lawyers, headquarters in Los Angeles and branches in Santa Ana and Riverside, the U.S. Attorney's office prosecutes federal crimes in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The office also represents the Justice Department in
civil law suits.
As a federal prosecutor, she handled violent crimes, white-collar crimes, international money laundering, arson and computer crimes. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Yang successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, including a Glendale arson investigator convicted of setting fires throughout the state of California; the first federal carjacking case in California; the kidnapping of a local real estate agent; and a computer hacker who received what was then the longest prison sentence for computer intrusion.
Yang, whose grandfather emigrated from China, has been active in the Asian American Bar Assn.
Yang is a mother with three young children successfully
balancing a home and work life. Read the DOJ Press Release
an interview with Yang.
announces the appointment of a new Executive Board. The WIFLE
Executive Officers are Executive Director, Margaret M. Moore; Deputy Director, Monica Blodgett Rocchio;
President, Sheree L. Mixell; Vice President, Stephanie J. Davis;
Treasurer, Annette K. Paxson; and Secretary, Catherine Sanz.
Information about WIFLE and its Executive board can be found on
the WIFLE Website at http://www.WIFLE.org.
TSA Advisory on Requirements for Transporting Firearms, Firearm Parts, and Ammunition on Commercial Aircraft
In recent months there have been a number of reported incidents of passengers inappropriately packing firearms, parts, and ammunition in checked baggage.
TSA has created an advisory that summarizes how these items should be packed if they are to be transported in checked baggage. Review the requirements online at WIFLE's Website.
PHD Candidate Conducting Research on the "Women in the Senior Executive Service of the Federal Government."
The purpose of this study is to explore the senior executive service of the Federal government, and to research the reason(s) for the under-representation of women. Please contact Madeline Lewis, 202-324-4659
SIOC@aol.com to participate in the research.
Women's Day: March 8
The first Women's Day took place on the last Sunday in
February, 1908. Initiated by socialist women in the
United States, the occasion was inspired by a number
of issues -- the right to vote, equal wages, and
better working conditions for female employees among
them. A year later, the second International
Conference of Socialist Women approved an
International Women's Day, which was held for the
first time in 1911.
On March 8 (February 23 on
the Gregorian calendar), 1917, thousands of Russian
women observed this holiday by protesting food
shortages, high prices, the war, and the general
suffering they had endured under the Czarist regime.
(The Czar was forced to abdicate four days later as a
result of that and other strikes.) In 1921, March 8
became the official date for International Women's
No longer an exclusively socialist holiday,
International Women's Day is now a time to rally
support for women's rights around the world,
commemorate the progress we've made, and honor the
efforts of individual women who have helped bring
about greater equality for all.
Leading Change in the 21st Century through
Collaboration, Cooperation and Communication and
Recognizing International Women's Day
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