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Department of Justice News

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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Justice files charges in iPad data breach

Two men who authorities say were competing to impress their fellow hackers were arrested Tuesday on federal charges they stole the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 Apple iPad users, including politicians and media personalities.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 08:30am EST

CyberSecurity - "Progress & Best Practices"

February 1st at 12pm

Program will discuss the progress report on CyberSecurity in the Federal Government, top CyberSecurity Priorities, challenges to still overcome in IT Security, lessons learned, and vision for the future - how can we be proactive and prevent attacks.

Monday - 01/17/2011, 03:31pm EST

Bill would make deficit commission proposals law

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduces legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and freeze federal pay for an additional year. The bill includes a host of suggestions to cut spending from both the commission and from the Obama and Bush administrations. Brady said collecting unpaid taxes from federal employees could result in $3 billion.

Monday - 01/10/2011, 02:57pm EST

How to determine what is cloud-worthy for your agency

Angel Santa, Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, is John Gilroy's guest on Federal Tech Talk.
January 4, 2011

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 06:27pm EST
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Obama appoints Public Printer, Deputy AG

President Obama announced his intent to appoint two key nominees, according to a White House statement.

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 11:22am EST
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