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Department of Justice News

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

Column: With foundation for federal mobility in place, time to take on next set of challenges

Rick Holgate, the assistant director and chief information officer for Office of Science and Technology in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the Digital Government Strategy helped get agencies moving in the right direction around mobile.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 12:43pm EST
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$5B in government recoveries on false claims cases

The Justice Department has recovered a record $5 billion in the past year from companies that filed false claims against the government. Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West said Tuesday that the federal False Claims Act is the most powerful tool in the government's legal arsenal for protecting the integrity of government programs, such as Medicare and defense contracting.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 02:21pm EST

Examining the FBI's role in the Petraeus investigation

The way the FBI responded to Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails, which ultimately unraveled or scarred the careers of ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen, is the exception, not the rule.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 01:21pm EST

An apologetic Petraeus expresses regret for affair

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, who was whisked clandestinely into private meetings with Congress on Friday to avoid reporters, expressed regret anew in an appearance that marked his first official business since he resigned in disgrace over an extramarital affair.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 05:32pm EST

Faulty data hampers DoJ's immigration courts, IG finds

A new report by the Justice Department inspector general says inaccurate data is hampering the ability of immigration courts to resolve cases involving both detained and non-detained aliens in a timely manner.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 11:35am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 2

Justice IG Michael Horowitz shares findings about what happens to illegal immigrants before they go to immigration court. Plus, how are postal employees faring on the East Coast after superstorm Sandy?

Friday - 11/02/2012, 09:05am EDT

IGs tell managers, employees to beef up fight against workplace fraud

Agency leaders take steps to show they're serious about employee fraud. Too often, they're relying on the inspector general's office to detect corruption.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:38am EDT
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Feds' use of surveillance devices rises sharply

The Justice Department's use of electronic devices to intercept phone numbers, email addresses and online information has climbed by 64 percent since 2009, according to a study of records released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 07:02pm EDT

Alcatel-Lucent agrees to pay $4.2M to settle fraud claims

Federal prosecutors said the company submitted misleading test certificates concerning the design and construction of a 911 emergency response system in Iraq.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 09:00am EDT

6-month spending bill clears Senate hurdle

A spending bill required to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month has cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:06pm EDT

Va. man in Capitol bomb plot sentenced to 30 years

A Virginia man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a suicide bomb at the U.S Capitol in an undercover sting.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 11:14am EDT

Agencies' Section 508 compliance mixed, survey finds

The survey found lack of resources, awareness and training were the most common challenges in complying with Section 508. Fifteen percent of agency components said they could not identify any challenges to 508 compliance.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 03:52pm EDT

FOIA backlog grows even as agencies process more requests

Agencies dedicated more money and personnel to FOIA processing in 2011, but requests grew even faster.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 05:32am EDT

IG says Justice misreported some terrorism stats

Justice reported in 2009 that 512 people were charged with terrorism or terrorism-related crimes for six years after the September 11, 2001, attacks. But the audit showed 544 people were actually charged during that time period.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 12:17pm EDT

Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 09:28pm EDT

Agencies get better at 'whole of government' info sharing

The head of the federal government's information sharing initiative says agencies are doing a better job in a post-9/11 environment. Kshemendra Paul is the program manager for the Information Sharing Environment.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 12:59pm EDT
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DEA agent's work led to capture of 'Merchant of Death'

Lou Milione is a special agent and group supervisor for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is a finalist for a 2012 Service to America Medal.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 09:21am EDT
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