5:56 am, December 29, 2014

DoJ's new cybersecurity office to aid in worldwide investigations

The new Justice Department unit, operating under DoJ's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property division, will serve to offer legal advice for cyber crime investigations worldwide.

Exclusive: Secure information sharing puzzle coming together

Information Sharing Environment is helping to shape the policy and technology pieces to help implement the White House's strategy on information sharing.

Goddard CATS project poised for January launch

Scientists are waiting for the Jan. 6 SpaceX 5 mission to carry a new scientific instrument to measure the composition of the atmosphere to the International Space Station.

Board finds GSA wrongfully fired two senior officials in conference scandal

The Merit System Protection Board agrees that GSA's conference scandal was, indeed, scandalous. But at least two of the senior officials GSA fired in response didn't have much to do with the whole affair. In a Christmas Eve ruling, the three-member Merit System Protection Board found that GSA failed to show any justification for firing Paul Prouty and James Wellerm each of whom were regional commissioners in GSA's Public Buildings Service at the time of the 2010 Western Regions Conference.

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