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Department of Justice News

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

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Towns to do fix check of National Central Bureau

Chairman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (D-NY) is requesting detailed information from the Justice Department and DHS after the release of a Justice Department Inspector General report in 2009 that outlined major lapses at the United States National Central Bureau.

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 10:08am EDT
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DHS, DoJ, EPA, Energy earn top green electronics award

Agencies recycled more than 51,000 pounds of electronics, purchases more than 58,000 hardware that met the green standards and saved the government more than $11 million.

Monday - 06/07/2010, 02:51pm EDT

WMD attack preparation lacking at DoJ

The Justice Department has failed to put together an adequate plan for responding to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction, the inspector general at the agency said Tuesday. Randy Larsen, CEO of the WMD Center, has details.

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Information sharing challenges ahead for Paul

Kshemendra Paul, the new Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment, must reestablish the role of the organization, experts say. James Carafano of Heritage says Paul must convince and educate the intelligence community about the value of the ISE. Jim Dempsey of the Markle Foundation Task Force says Paul must figure out the ISE's relationship with other information sharing organizations in the government.

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 07:26am EDT
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Causey Awards: Optimal workforce created despite budget

Karin O'Leary is Director of the Budget at the Justice Department and explains how she stayed positive during the tough times.

Friday - 05/28/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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OMB's Paul to lead information sharing environment

Kshemendra Paul moves from the OMB chief architect to the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment. He will lead the work on information sharing standards, policies and procedures.

Friday - 05/28/2010, 07:06am EDT

FISMA's facelift focuses on four areas, for now

DHS is leading the effort to rework cybersecurity metrics around patch, configuration, vulnerability and inventory management. Justice plans to host an industry day in June to tell vendors how cyberscope works. NIST will issue new cyber publications and GSA plans on new RFP for situational awareness and incident response tools.

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:43pm EDT
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Karin O'Leary, Department of Justice

Karin O'Leary is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio's 2010 Causey Awards. O'Leary was nominated for putting into place new recruitment processes to improve employee retention.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 04:11pm EDT
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Karin O'Leary Nomination

Karin O'Leary, with the Department of Justice, was nominated for a Causey Award for the new recruitment processes she developed to improve employee retention.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 02:59pm EDT

COPS works to correct stimulus payments

Math is hard. That's led to problems with stimulus grants from the Justice Department. COPS Director Bernard Melekian explains.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 10:55am EDT
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NASA and Justice Assist Toyota Inquiry

Learn why the space agency in particular is helping out.

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 02:20pm EDT
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