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Department of Justice News

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

New York bomb update

The suspect in the Times Square bomb plot has a federal court date in Manhattan today. Authorities stopped Faisal Shahzad late yesterday as he tried to board a plane to Dubai. The charges are not yet public. Attorney General Eric Holder read a statement early today saying the intent of the car bomb was "to kill Americans." AP national security correspondent Sagar Meghani has the latest.

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 10:51am EDT
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OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Justice moves closer to secure sharing

Department to lead the roll out of a federated identity management system for all law enforcement agencies. Justice ran a pilot and now plans on expanding the system nationwide by the end of 2010. The goal is to use technology that already exists and focus on standards and policies.

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:14am EDT
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Justice Department helps law enforcement with databases

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 09:54pm EDT
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New FBI unit hauls in cash and criminals

A new Washington FBI field-office unit has agents working exclusively on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and may be able to pay for itself. Details from Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Division

Friday - 04/16/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Alan P. Balutis
Director and Distinguished Fellow
Cisco Business Solutions Group

Thursday - 04/08/2010, 03:56pm EDT

OMB taking a deeper look at data centers

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will sign a memo requiring agencies to do another, more detailed survey of their data centers. Agencies also are working on a department-wide plan to consolidate these buildings.

Friday - 02/26/2010, 02:15pm EST
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