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Department of Justice News

DoJ Inspector General Fine steps down

DoJ Inspector General Glenn Fine steps down.

Monday - 11/29/2010, 06:03pm EST

Is misconduct the same as contempt?

A draft Justice Department report has found that two federal prosecutors and an FBI agent engaged in misconduct in the corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens. Attorney Debra Roth explains what may be ahead for the trio.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 09:40am EST
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IG report: Counterterrorism top DoJ challenge

The Office of the Inspector General released the 2010 list of the top ten management and performance challenges facing the Department of Justice, with counter terrorism as the top challenge.

Monday - 11/15/2010, 12:17pm EST

White House launches Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy

White House launches Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy to both promote online economic opportunities and protect individual privacy.

Monday - 10/25/2010, 02:15pm EDT

Feds prepare for explosion in mobile devices, apps

Agencies are testing an assortment of smartphones and tablet computers to improve how their workforces meet their missions. But there still are questions about the security of these devices.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 07:20am EDT
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Justice becomes latest to end troubled IT project

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said Justice and Interior are the latest examples of agencies making hard decisions about underperforming IT projects. Justice canceled its litigation case management system after almost four years. Interior rescoped its Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 06:29pm EDT

New head named for FBI's Cyber Division

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Shawn Henry as the executive assistant director (EAD) of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch (CCRSB). Mr. Henry will succeed Assistant Deputy Director T.J. Harrington. Mr. Henry most recently served as assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office.

Friday - 09/17/2010, 08:30am EDT

HP settles whistleblower lawsuit for $55 million

The technology giant said it did nothing wrong, but settles the allegations it overcharged the government for software and technology products and gave kickbacks to systems integrators. HP's decision to settle is another in a growing list of major federal contractors who are paying fines.

Monday - 08/30/2010, 08:42pm EDT

OMB targets fixes for mission critical IT projects

The Office of Management and Budget is throwing a lifeline, of sorts, to 15 agencies who have IT projects that are on its high-risk list. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the 26 projects on his new high priority list are mission critical. He said some extra attention now could reap dividends down the road when those projects finally realize their long-awaited potential.

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 06:19am EDT
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Energy contracts help agencies reach green goals

DoE set up Energy Savings Performance Contracts with several different companies to work under a share-in-savings approach to reduce agency utility bills. Agencies do not have to pay upfront costs to move electricity or other infrastructure away from fossil fuels. The contracts could help agencies meet the White House's carbon footprint and greenhouse goals.

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 06:59am EDT
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Paul: Information Sharing Environment expanding

Changes in technology, culture and conditions necessitate not only an update, but growth for the three-year old office.

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 07:51pm EDT
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Paul to lead new information sharing strategy effort

The Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment says the three-year-old document needs to be updated and expanded. This effort is one of five priorities Kshmendra Paul shares in his exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, a month into his new role.

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 07:18am EDT
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Treasury CIO Duffy moving to Justice

After three years at Treasury, Duffy to move back to the agency he spent 15 years at previously.

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:57pm EDT

Progress in Federal FOIA requests, but room for improvement

Agencies are meeting the White House's mandate to be more open and transparent when it comes to releasing documents and meeting Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:51pm EDT
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Agencies opening up slowly under FOIA mandate

The Justice Department's new report finds that the number of partial documents released last year increased by 50,000. Many agencies also reduced their backlog of FOIA requests. Agencies say some of improvements can be attributed to increased attention across the government and better technology.

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Federal contractor scrutiny on the rise

Justice's decision to join the False Claims Act lawsuit against Oracle is another signal that vendors are facing more oversight. This is the second time Oracle has come under litigation for allegedly overcharging the government. Experts say contractors need to be prepared for pre-award and post-award audits of GSA schedule contracts.

Friday - 07/30/2010, 08:53pm EDT
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Justice sues Oracle, claiming fraud

A major federal contractor is on the hot seat.

Friday - 07/30/2010, 03:30pm EDT
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SBA to name new HUBZone director

Grande Lum will lead a program that has been plagued by fraud and abuse. GAO successfully received HUBZone certifications for three bogus firms in sting operation. SBA administrator promises more oversight of the program.

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 02:17pm EDT

GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years

Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:59am EDT

Hearing offers suggestions for reducing Medicare waste, fraud

Errors, waste, and fraud in the Medicare system was the topic of conversation before the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health and Oversight today.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 06:26pm EDT
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