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Department of Justice News

GOP lawmakers blast Labor secretary nominee

GOP lawmakers blast Labor nominee over deal he brokered as top Justice official

Monday - 04/15/2013, 11:36am EDT

AG Holder delaying furlough decisions to mid-April

Attorney General Eric Holder says he isn't making a decision on whether to furlough Justice Department employees until mid-April.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:49pm EDT

Federal defenders face deep cuts, delays in cases

The lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal courts across the country are grappling with budget cuts they say will decimate their offices, delay criminal cases and jeopardize the fairness of the criminal justice system.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 08:13am EDT

Holder averts furloughs of prison staffers

Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 million from other Justice Department accounts to stave off a serious threat to the lives and safety of correctional staff, inmates and the public.

Sunday - 03/24/2013, 12:20pm EDT

Justice: Email snooping law no longer makes sense

The Justice Department on Tuesday dropped its support for a controversial provision in a federal law that allows police to review some private emails without a warrant, but it asked Congress to expand its surveillance powers in other ways.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 09:22am EDT

AP source: Obama poised to pick Perez for Labor

AP source: Obama poised to nominate Justice Dept. civil rights official to head Dept. of Labor

Monday - 03/11/2013, 01:58pm EDT

Drugs, the department of justice and immigration

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss health care fraud, sequestration, and immigration reform.
March 7, 2013

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 06:12pm EST
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As agencies come to terms with cloud security, another barrier emerges

FedRAMP and other initiatives are helping CIOs become more comfortable with securing data and applications in the cloud. But changing the way agencies buy, manage and oversee technology is a bigger roadblock in moving systems to the cloud.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 05:24am EST
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The ATF and gun dealer regulation

Fred Schulte, investigative reporter for the Center for Public Integrity will discuss an article he's written on the ATF's inability to close down firearms dealers who are violating gun laws.
February 8, 2013

Friday - 02/08/2013, 08:08pm EST
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Congress grapples with gap on scofflaw contractors

With thousands of civilian contractors remaining in Iraq and Afghanistan, Justice Department officials want Congress to resolve a legal issue that they say obstructs efforts to prosecute any such workers who rape, kill or commit other serious crimes abroad.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 04:00am EST

Top Justice prosecutor Breuer quits

The head of the Justice Department's criminal division defended his record on a pair of the defining issues of his four-year tenure -- the absence of prosecutions against Wall Street executives and his conduct in the controversy over a botched arms-trafficking investigation in Arizona.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 11:47pm EST

Justice: Progress in Fast and Furious negotiations

The U.S. Justice Department reports progress in settlement talks over a lawsuit by a House committee to get records involving the bungled gun-tracking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 01:42pm EST

Possible USAID bid rigging probed

The Justice Department is conducting an investigation into possible contract rigging by the general counsel at the government agency that distributes foreign aid.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 09:02am EST

VA moves mobile from concept to reality with veteran homelessness app

The Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments created a mobile app in two weeks to improve the process for counting homeless veterans. The successful development effort puts the notions detailed in the Digital Government Strategy into practice.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:07am EST
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Obama will nominate prosecutor to lead of ATF

President Barack Obama will nominate B. Todd Jones as the next director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, selecting the top federal prosecutor in Minnesota who has already been serving as the agency's acting head for more than a year.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 12:09pm EST

Beyond the statistics: Law enforcment officer fatality rates in 2012

Host Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of a recent report on law enforcement officer fatality rates.
January 11, 2013

Friday - 01/11/2013, 08:11pm EST
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In case involving Gallup, man to plead guilty

A former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee intends to plead guilty in a criminal case alleging that he helped secure federal funds for The Gallup Organization while he was negotiating to go to work for the polling firm, his lawyer said Thursday.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 06:04pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 17, 2012

Attorney Lynne Bernabei examines a recent ruling that allows feds to file some MSPB appeals in district courts. GAO's Michele Mackin describes why more than 40 contracts worth more than $20 million each were awarded without meeting new guidelines. Former White House official Dan Chenok discusses the highs and lows of the E-Government Act. Melanie Ann Pustay of the Justice Department talks about how agencies report their Freedom of Information Act request fulfillment.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 09:57am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 14, 2012

Khem Sharma discusses the Small Business Administration's plans to raise size standards for companies in two groups. Dr. Murray Lumpkin of the FDA talks about the close coordination between two countries. Stuart Delery explains how the Justice Department recovered $5 billion under the False Claims Act last year.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 09:49am EST

AG Holder: protect voting rights provision

Attorney General Eric Holder says that preserving a Voting Rights Act provision facing a Supreme Court challenge is essential to defending the rights of millions of Americans.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 05:51pm EST
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