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The Justice Department Inspector General recently reviewed FBI compliance efforts and discovered some things other agencies could emulate.
The updated FOIA policy states the department must advise the FOIA requester that a their request has been referred and provide the name of the agency to the requester with that agency's FOIA contact.
The Justice Department and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement led a government-wide effort to stem the flow of counterfeit products. The White House launched a public-service campaign to let citizens know the impact of fake products on the economy. The Senate passed more stringent rules for DoD and its vendors to make sure military parts are original.
The Justice Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI have teamed up to take 150 websites that are alleged to have sold counterfeit products.
President Obama has requested $166.5 million to fight computer crime over the next year, and Congress has approved every penny.
Justice Deputy Chief Richard Downing says racketeering and corrupt organization laws need to cover online activities to help fight cyber crimes.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.
Last month, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice said the agency spent too much money on conferences, citing $16 muffins as an example. Today, in a revised report, the IG said the muffins didn't actually cost that much.
The Justice Department is being criticized by open government groups for proposing a regulation that would in rare instances allow federal law enforcement agencies to tell people seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act that the government has no records on a subject, when it actually does.
The Senate voted Tuesday to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of which were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the United States.
The chairman of the House oversight committee said Sunday that he could send subpoenas to the Obama administration as soon as this week over weapons lost amid the Mexican drug war.
Software company Oracle has agreed to pay nearly $200 million to the U.S. government for failing to meet contractual obligations to the General Services Administration under a contract first awarded more than a dozen years ago. The company denies any wrongdoing, while GSA claimed the settlement as a victory for government purchasers.
The Department of Justice says it has found more than $130 million in cost savings through efficiency and streamlining efforts, according to an agency release.
Jordy Yager, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the lastest revelations in the case.
How does your agency compare to others when it comes to allowing employees to telework? The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey gives some insight.
The Justice Department drags its feet when reporting cyber incidents and does not have cyber incident reports from all of its departments, according to an Office of the Inspector General report.
DoJ IG finds the agency now processes 60,000 profiles a month instead of 1,700. The bureau may need to continue its hiring spree to keep up with the DNA data coming in.
Agencies must complete their analysis by Nov. 1 and be prepared to present their findings during the December cabinet meeting with the Vice President. OMB's edict comes after the Justice Department inspector general found excessive spending by the agency. This is not the first time agencies have had trouble controlling conference expenses.
The FBI is investigating more than 400 cyber hijackings of corporate bank accounts, after cyber criminals have taken over the accounts of American companies, school districts and even some local government offices and made unauthorized wire transfers.
In a request for comments issued today, the agency wants industry to answer 10 questions across four broadly themed areas.