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Department of Justice News

The keys to successful IT managment

Van Hitch, senior advisor for Deloitte's Federal Practice, and former Justice Department CIO, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about how cloud computing, mobile technology, and other IT advances can help your agency become more efficient.
February 4, 2014

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 08:26pm EST
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OPM undecided whether to suspend, debar USIS after DoJ complaint

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta called Justice's case an "egregious violation of the public trust." OPM has taken steps to reform and improve the oversight of the security clearance system to prevent future "dumping" of cases.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 12:33pm EST

Background check firm in hot water for 'flushing' records

The Justice Department has accused the company that performed background investigations of both National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis of defrauding the government, making false statements and breach of contract. DoJ's civil complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Alabama alleges the company, which is the government's largest contractor for background-investigation services, submitted at least 665,000 background investigations to the Office of Personnel Management that hadn't been properly reviewed.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 01:29pm EST

Agency watchdogs seek more independence, budget boost

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says agency inspectors general are increasingly facing obstacles in their efforts to uncover waste and misconduct. The top watchdogs at both the Justice Department and the Peace Corps told lawmakers they've faced resistance from their agencies at times in turning over records in recent years. Lawmakers also expressed concern about the impact of across-the-board budget cuts on the operations agency IG operations.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 05:21pm EST

Obama proposes firearm background check changes

Obama proposes firearm background check changes aimed at those with mental health issues

Sunday - 01/05/2014, 01:20am EST

PM-ISE shepherds secure data sharing tool from validation to expansion

Through the back-end attribute exchange, agencies can have a standard way for different organizations to safely and securely share sensitive information. The Justice Department conducted a pilot earlier this year and found success with state and local law enforcement agencies accessing the Regional Information Sharing System.

Friday - 11/29/2013, 05:00am EST
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Sequestration crisis at the FBI

The drastic budgetary cuts that face the FBI pose a clear and present danger to national security and to the citizens of the United States. If these cuts remain in place it will not be a question of if, but rather when disaster will occur, says Ellen Glasser, president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 02:00am EST

DOJ joins whistleblower suit against company that vetted Snowden, Alexis

The Justice Department has joined a whistleblower False Claims Act suit against the federal government's largest provider of background investigations. Filed under the False Claims Act, the suit alleges that USIS, which currently has a multimillion-dollar contract with the Office of Personnel Management, failed to properly review its casework before providing it OPM.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:21pm EDT

Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones

From 2004 to May this year, Justice Department has spent nearly $5M on drones

Friday - 09/27/2013, 09:58am EDT

INSIDE THE REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: FEMA to name Gardner as CIO; new DHS CIO close; NASA struggles with HSPD-12

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 06:12am EDT

Man to serve 15 years for sending threatening mail to feds

An Arkansas man will serve 15 years in prison without parole for sending three threatening letters to federal employees and a federal district judge.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 12:47pm EDT

VA still evaluating benefits for same-sex couples

VA secretary says law governing veterans benefits contained similar language to DOMA

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 08:40am EDT

Sequestration's effect on the Judiciary

Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of how sequestration has affected the judicial branch, justice, and the rule of law.
August 23, 2013

Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:38pm EDT
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FBI says it can't reinstate agent until 2015

A special agent won his discrimination lawsuit against the FBI but is struggling to get his job back.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:31am EDT

Immigration Review Office combats fraud with new online system

The Justice Department's EOIR recently launched its new eRegistry system for attorneys who do work before the immigration courts. The system is one step toward making the office's business processes all electronic. It also will make it harder for notarios, or unqualified people who represent immigrants before the court system, to bilk unsuspecting immigrants.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 08:38pm EDT
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Senate approves James Comey as new FBI director

Senate confirms James Comey to head FBI after Sen. Paul ends delays over domestic drones

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 09:04am EDT

Gallup to pay millions to settle complaints of inflated contract prices

Polling and research firm Gallup will pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Procurement Integrity Act. The government alleged Gallup knowingly inflated contract prices.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:42pm EDT

Sequestration threatens public defender program with 'complete destruction'

Federal public defender offices have been slammed by across-the-board budget cuts so far this year. But as damaging as sequestration has been for the federal defender program this year, it faces virtual extinction if the cuts continue into next year, according to Michael Nachmanoff, the federal public defender for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:22pm EDT
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Retired general target of leaks probe

Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:18am EDT

8 contract executives guilty of 8(a) contracting fraud

The Justice Department successfully prosecuted executives in companies for obtaining contracts under SBA's 8(a) program worth more than $153 million. The court found two of the executives guilty on Friday and six others pleaded guilty.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 09:18am EDT
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