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Department of Justice News

Justice IG finds IWN program provides little value

The latest report on the 10-year effort to build a nationwide interoperable communications system shows law enforcement agents are still using 15-year-old radios. DoJ's Integrated Wireless Network program has been a victim of budget shortfalls and poor governance.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 04:01pm EST

Updated: Hacker group Anonymous claims responsibility for shuttering Justice.gov

Hacker collective Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down the Justice Department's website just hours after Justice officials shut down a popular file-sharing websites.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:07pm EST

Obama recess appointments face legal challenge

The National Federation of Independent Business and the National Right to Work Foundation say that President Obama cannot legally bypass the Senate to appoint three new members of the National Labor Relations Board.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:43pm EST

Justice Dept says recent recess appointments legal

The Justice Department is publicly rebutting Republican criticism of the legality of President Barack Obama's recent recess appointments of a national consumer watchdog and other officials.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 01:25am EST

National Security lawyers awarded for secret work

The Justice Department on Wednesday honored some of its employees behind the complex legal efforts to keep America safe, but the public ceremony raised more questions about what they did than answered them.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 02:23pm EST

Tighe follows Devaney as Recovery Board chair

Kathleen S. Tighe, the inspector general of the Department of education, will succeed Earl Devaney as chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. She will oversee the board's final 21 months, as Recovery process winds down.

Monday - 12/26/2011, 10:10am EST

FBI computer won't be ready for use until May 2012

FBI's Sentinel program, which aimed to create a paperless case management system, was supposed to be completed by December 2009.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:03pm EST

OGIS is 'new kid' on FOIA's block

Miriam Nisbet, director of the Office of Government Information Services, explains how her agency's role is different from the Justice Department's when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 09:39am EST
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Justice reports record false claims recoveries

The Justice Department reported Monday that it has recovered nearly $9 billion in fraud against the government since the beginning of the Obama administration, a record three-year total.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 12:29pm EST

DoJ eases agencies' FOIA filing process

Federal Agencies submitted their 2011 FOIA reports earlier this month, and all that information goes up on your agency's website and at FOIA.gov by Feb. 1.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 10:29am EST
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Treasury, HHS, Justice find more areas to cut waste

Cutting back on excess dollar-coins, tackling Medicare prescription drug abuse and prosecuting procurement fraud are just some of the ways the White House says agencies cut back on government waste in 2011.

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:14am EST
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FBI program helps employees to do the right thing

The Justice Department Inspector General recently reviewed FBI compliance efforts and discovered some things other agencies could emulate.

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 11:10am EST
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DoJ's updated FOIA policy emphasizes customer service

The updated FOIA policy states the department must advise the FOIA requester that a their request has been referred and provide the name of the agency to the requester with that agency's FOIA contact.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:55am EST

Cyber Monday counterfeiting crackdown highlights agency collaboration

The Justice Department and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement led a government-wide effort to stem the flow of counterfeit products. The White House launched a public-service campaign to let citizens know the impact of fake products on the economy. The Senate passed more stringent rules for DoD and its vendors to make sure military parts are original.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 05:08am EST
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Justice Dept. cracks down on sites selling counterfeits

The Justice Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI have teamed up to take 150 websites that are alleged to have sold counterfeit products.

Monday - 11/28/2011, 07:18pm EST

Obama requests funds to expand cyber training

President Obama has requested $166.5 million to fight computer crime over the next year, and Congress has approved every penny.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:37pm EST

DoJ to crack down on cyber crimes

Justice Deputy Chief Richard Downing says racketeering and corrupt organization laws need to cover online activities to help fight cyber crimes.

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 07:28pm EST

Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

DoJ IG: Conference muffins didn't cost $16

Last month, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice said the agency spent too much money on conferences, citing $16 muffins as an example. Today, in a revised report, the IG said the muffins didn't actually cost that much.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 04:58pm EDT

DoJ criticized over proposed FOIA regulation

The Justice Department is being criticized by open government groups for proposing a regulation that would in rare instances allow federal law enforcement agencies to tell people seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act that the government has no records on a subject, when it actually does.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:45pm EDT
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