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Department of Justice News

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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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
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