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Department of Justice News

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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DoJ reduces FOIA backlog by 26 percent

The Department of Justice has decreased its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests and processed a record number of requests.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:19am EST
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Former DoJ CIO Hitch joins Deloitte

Van Hitch will work in the company's federal practice as an advisor to clients about long-term technology and transformational opportunities.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 01:05pm EST

Calif. shooting latest woe for immigration agency

The deadly office shooting in California involving a federal immigrations supervisor and a special agent is the latest mark against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the law enforcement agency created after the 2001 terror attacks.

Saturday - 02/18/2012, 08:16pm EST

Discretionary Budget Authority 2008-2013

A look at the discretionary budget authority for Cabinet-level agencies from 2008-2013.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:19am EST

Justice Dept gets `award' for worst secrecy work

A group dedicated to reducing government secrecy gave its annual worst performance award Tuesday to the Justice Department.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 07:32pm EST

Section 508 revision nears home stretch but compliance problems remain

The Access Board hopes to publish new accessibility standards this fall, known as Section 508, which agencies use to buy tech products. The agency has been working on the standards for six years. But some advocates of disabled employees say the update, while necessary, doesn't address the real problem: lack of enforcement.

Monday - 02/06/2012, 03:18pm EST
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McCormack hired as new CIO at Justice

Luke McCormack will move to the department from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate at the Homeland Security Department. He takes over for Van Hitch who retired in July.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 12:26pm EST

Justice Dept about to close probes of 2 detainees

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is preparing to close investigations into the deaths of two detainees while in CIA custody, marking the final chapter in a controversial review by the Obama administration into treatment of terrorism suspects during the George W. Bush administration.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 10:55pm EST

Family of slain border agent files $25M claim

The family of a slain U.S. Border Patrol agent filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the federal government on Wednesday.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 12:23am EST

Analysis: Fund the watchdogs, don't create new agencies

Rather than create two new agencies to tackle counterfeit merchandise and crack financial crimes, Jonathan Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, says existing agencies can do the work with additional funding.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 10:33am EST
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Tips for protecting your agency from cyber attacks

Karen Evans, former administrator of the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, offers her insight on how federal agencies can protect themselves in the aftermath of recent cyber attacks.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 12:04pm EST
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Acting antitrust chief stepping down

Sharis Pozen, the acting head of the Justice Department's antitrust division during when the department went to court to challenge the merger of AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA Inc., is resigning effective April 30.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:50pm EST

Former CIA officer accused of terror leaks

A former CIA officer who told reporters he participated in the interrogation of terrorist Abu Zubaydah has been charged with leaking classified secrets about CIA operatives and other information to reporters.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 02:38pm EST

AGA recommends new COO, PIO job descriptions

The Association of Government Accountants is calling on the government to change how it finds and hires chief operating officers. AGA said better hires should lead to better program performance. And despite finding a number of shortcomings, AGA said performance improvement is working across the government.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 07:42pm EST

Justice IG finds IWN program provides little value

The latest report on the 10-year effort to build a nationwide interoperable communications system shows law enforcement agents are still using 15-year-old radios. DoJ's Integrated Wireless Network program has been a victim of budget shortfalls and poor governance.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 04:01pm EST

Updated: Hacker group Anonymous claims responsibility for shuttering Justice.gov

Hacker collective Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down the Justice Department's website just hours after Justice officials shut down a popular file-sharing websites.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:07pm EST

Obama recess appointments face legal challenge

The National Federation of Independent Business and the National Right to Work Foundation say that President Obama cannot legally bypass the Senate to appoint three new members of the National Labor Relations Board.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:43pm EST
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