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Department of Justice News

Financial management reform underway at DOJ

Get an inside look at the new look of the Justice Department's accounting system from Cynthia Schnedar, Acting Inspector General at DOJ

Monday - 06/13/2011, 06:09pm EDT
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Federal partners crackdown on immigration scams

DHS, DOJ and FTC collaborate with state and local partners in and unprecedented effort. DHS's Alejandro Mayorkas explains how it works.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 10:08am EDT
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DOJ COPS program is changing perceptions

The economic problems of the past few years have taken their toll on local governments, including police departments. We learn how building partnerships with the private sector landed DOJ's Zoe Mentel a seat at this year's SAMMIE finalist table.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Senate committee finds few hurdles with cyber proposal

The White House's draft bill includes many similarities with the one sponsored by the Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper. The biggest issues are around the President's powers over the Internet during emergencies and whether there should be a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator at DHS. Senate Majority Leader Reid is making comprehensive cyber legislation a priority this session.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

Mueller's legacy put on hold

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to allow FBI Director Robert Mueller to remain in his job an extra two years. Author/editor Garrett Graff tells us more about Mueller, his accomplishments, and his goals.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 12:31pm EDT
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FBI ready to give Next Gen ID a whorl

New technology designed to revolutionize law enforcement's ability to process fingerprints has hit a new milestone. We get details from the FBI's Jerry Pender.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 09:31am EDT
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IG: FBI agents lack necessary cyber skills

One in three FBI agents investigating national security-related computer intrusions lack the required technical skills to perform their jobs, according to the DOJ IG.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:30am EDT

FBI launches digital sting of malware botnet

In a move to control the contollers, criminal servers have been swapped for government servers to intercept communications between infected systems and the servers controlling them.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 08:30am EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern

The Justice Department and NARA are paying close attention to GSA, USDA and others in how they implement email and data storage on private sector clouds. Agencies should address potential data storage, collection and access issues during the development of the solicitation.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 07:28am EDT
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Treasury names Robyn East as new CIO

The Treasury Department named Robyn East to be their new chief information officer.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 04:28pm EDT

Justice awards $1 billion IT services contract

DoJ's ITSS-4 multiple award contract gives 20 companies the ability to bid on task orders to provide a variety of technology services.

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 02:17pm EDT

Many agencies are not under a hiring freeze

Federal News Radio surveyed 10 agencies to find out how they are preparing for a shutdown, and how operating under a continuing resolution is affecting their operations.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:46pm EST

Agencies collaborate against discrimination

AFGE legislative conference will focus on ensuring departments and contractors are abiding by civil rights laws. The union also will march on Capitol Hill to Tuesday in support of federal employees.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 07:33am EST
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Justice heads to D.C.'s NoMa

The DOJ deal is one of the largest federal lease in the region.

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 09:59am EST
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Justice watchdog Fine leaves after 10 years

After 15 years, Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine is stepping down. He tells us what's next.

Friday - 01/28/2011, 10:08am EST
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HHS, Justice turning up heat on fraudsters

New rule published today details how the government will go from chasing criminals to using data and other tools to stop them as Medicare and Medicaid fraud is happening. The agencies report returning $4 billion back to the government in 2010, a 50 percent increase compared to 2009.

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 07:04am EST
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Justice offers tips for transitioning to the cloud

When the Recovery Act passed, the Justice Department knew it would need to upgrade its IT infrastructure to keep up with the demand that was about to be placed on its systems. "We knew we could not support the transactions that would hit us, so we had to look at a solution," said Angel Santa, [...]

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 07:13pm EST

MSPB to comply with Chambers reinstatement

But the question of whether Interior will comply is still open. We get the latest details from sister-station WTOP's Neal Augenstein.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:51am EST
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