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Department of Justice News

OMB orders governmentwide review of conference spending

Agencies must complete their analysis by Nov. 1 and be prepared to present their findings during the December cabinet meeting with the Vice President. OMB's edict comes after the Justice Department inspector general found excessive spending by the agency. This is not the first time agencies have had trouble controlling conference expenses.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:51am EDT

FBI investigates corporate bank-account hacks

The FBI is investigating more than 400 cyber hijackings of corporate bank accounts, after cyber criminals have taken over the accounts of American companies, school districts and even some local government offices and made unauthorized wire transfers.

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 12:04pm EDT

NIST begins outreach for new public safety network

In a request for comments issued today, the agency wants industry to answer 10 questions across four broadly themed areas.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 03:42pm EDT
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Why Justice is footing EPA's law bills

David Trimble is the Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 05:16pm EDT
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Man convicted of selling defective parts to Defense Logistics Agency

A New Jersey man has been convicted of selling defective and phony parts to the Defense Logistics Agency, the Justice Department announced in a release.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 11:37am EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - August 18

Today on the Federal Drive: The Defense Intelligence Agency wants to ease the revolving door so it's younger workforce can return if they depart and the GAO rates a Federal Protective Service project poorly.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 08:08am EDT

Hackers hit DoD contractor Mantech

Government defense contractor Mantech is the latest victim of the hacking group Anonymous.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 05:30pm EDT

GAO: Collaboration overseas key to fighting terrorism

A new GAO report finds gaps in the United States' collaboration with international partners on terrorism

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:25pm EDT

Increased collaboration aids Justice missing persons cases

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) proves effective in matching up missing persons reports to unidentified remains, according to Charles Heurich, the program manager of NamUs.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 12:39pm EDT
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How feds can avoid getting sued by the public

The Justice Department defends employees who are accused of violating citizens' constitutional rights. Law enforcement officers are in the most danger of being sued. DoJ provides training for employees about how to steer clear of these situations.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:42pm EDT
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Senate confirms 3 Justice nominees

One nominee, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, drew criticism for his support of trying terrorism suspects in civil rather than military trials, according to the article.

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 05:19pm EDT

18 charged in nationwide drug ring bust

Suspects have been charged for involvement in a national marijuana ring that recruited college athletes as dealers.

Monday - 06/20/2011, 04:19pm EDT

Dean of federal CIOs, Van Hitch, to retire

Justice Department CIO Hitch has been in his position since 2002.

Friday - 06/17/2011, 07:32am EDT

Justic selects vendor for secure remote access

The Justice Department is getting a cybersecurity makeover. Learn more in today's cybersecurity update

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:30pm EDT

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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