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Department of Justice News

DoJ seeks more than 1,700 secret warrants

The Justice Department made 1,745 requests to a secret court for authority to wiretap or search for evidence in terrorism and espionage investigations last year.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 02:24pm EDT

New Justice IG brings anti-corruption experience

The Justice Department has a new watchdog. Michael Horowitz was confirmed as the inspector general at the end of March.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 10:28am EDT
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OPM convenes workgroup to address domestic violence in federal workplace

The Office of Personnel Management will convene an interagency workgroup in the coming weeks to establish governmentwide policies on domestic violence in the federal workplace. Rob Shriver, deputy general council for policy at OPM, has an update on the personnel agency's progress.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:19am EDT
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U.S. reaches historic agreements with 41 Indian tribes

The Justice Department has reached a $1 billion settlement with 41 American Indian tribes that had brought 72 separate lawsuits against the U.S. government. Some of the disputes are more than a century old.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:47am EDT
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Prosecutors' careers 'annihilated' after misconduct in Ted Stevens case

Although they are unlikely to face criminal charges, the prosecutors in the Sen. Ted Stevens case have been slammed for hiding evidence and face a dismal career outlook, said a former federal prosecutor.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:14pm EDT
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Three agencies fall short in assessing IT supply chain risks

Gregory Wilshusen, GSA's director of information security issue, discussed a recent report about IT supply chain risks with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Millions of computers still vulnerable after FBI cyber bust

FBI allowed the servers to run for 120 days to give owners of infected computers time to clean out the DNSchanger malware. But the bureau dropped the ball on getting the word out.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 08:11am EDT

Lockheed to pay $15.9M in false claims settlement

Lockheed Martin Corporation will pay $15.85 million to settle allegations that one of its contractors sold "perishable tools" on government contracts, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 12:33pm EDT

US govt: Harbert Corp., affiliates to pay $47M

The Justice Department says Harbert Corp. and four affiliates will pay the government $47 million to settle allegations they conspired to rig bids for a sewer system in Cairo, Egypt, financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 01:38pm EDT

New white paper offers guidance on move to the cloud

Representatives from three agencies spoke with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about newly released guidelines for federal agencies that are adopting cloud computing.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 09:05am EDT
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Oversight committee: Administration earns C- for FOIA management

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has given the Obama administration a C- for management under the Freedom of Information Act. Auditors based their grade on transparency work by 17 cabinet-level departments. Auditors evaluated how agencies track and make decisions about FOIA requests, but they did not examine whether agencies are meeting their legal responsibilities.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 02:01pm EDT

Group cites DoJ FOIA policy as reason for anti-transparency 'award'

George Washington University's National Security Archive "awarded the Justice Department the award for 2011 last month for its response to Freedom of Information Act requests and the FOIA policies and guidance that it sets for the rest of government. Nate Jones, the FOIA Coordinator at George Washington University's National Security Archive, joined Francis Rose to discuss the dubious honor and government openness.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 07:32pm EDT
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Justice backs new category of secret gov't files

The Obama administration urged Congress on Tuesday to keep secret a whole new category of information even under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 06:41pm EDT

3 Justice offices will post information requests

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will begin posting monthly lists of Freedom of Information Act requests to the department's three highest offices.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:12pm EDT

DoJ holding more managers accountable for diversity

The Justice Department will begin evaluating managers based, in part, on their adherence to its diversity management plan. It's the latest step in a diversity strategy that began in 2010. The department is advising other agencies on how to diversify their workforces ahead of a March 16 deadline for all agencies to complete diversity and inclusion strategies.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 07:02pm EST
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FBI targets Anonymous

The FBI has identified and charged several key members of the hacker collective Anonymous and at least one member of the loose-knit group has turned FBI informant. Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent cybersecurity developments.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 06:25pm EST
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White House paints cyber attack picture for Hill

An interagency group of senior officials will brief Senate lawmakers today on what would be the response if the nation's critical infrastructure suffered a cyber attack. The meetings come as Senate lawmakers debate two cyber bills that try to address critical infrastructure protection.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 02:21pm EST

Watchdog group pursues more openness in government

Tom Blanton, executive director of the National Security Archive, talks about his group's efforts in recognizing poor compliance with open government practices through its annual Rosemary Award.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:04am EST
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Justice Dept. official moving up to No. 3 post

Tony West, the head of the Justice Department's civil division, will become the acting associate attorney general, the No. 3 post at the department.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 06:00pm EST

NIST helps eliminate human error in fingerprint analysis

Melissa Taylor, who works in the Law Enforcement Standards Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, worked with the Justice Department on recommendations for reducing human error in fingerprint analysis.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 11:33am EST
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