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Department of Justice News

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

Justice Dept says recent recess appointments legal

The Justice Department is publicly rebutting Republican criticism of the legality of President Barack Obama's recent recess appointments of a national consumer watchdog and other officials.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 01:25am EST

National Security lawyers awarded for secret work

The Justice Department on Wednesday honored some of its employees behind the complex legal efforts to keep America safe, but the public ceremony raised more questions about what they did than answered them.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 02:23pm EST

Tighe follows Devaney as Recovery Board chair

Kathleen S. Tighe, the inspector general of the Department of education, will succeed Earl Devaney as chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. She will oversee the board's final 21 months, as Recovery process winds down.

Monday - 12/26/2011, 10:10am EST

FBI computer won't be ready for use until May 2012

FBI's Sentinel program, which aimed to create a paperless case management system, was supposed to be completed by December 2009.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:03pm EST

OGIS is 'new kid' on FOIA's block

Miriam Nisbet, director of the Office of Government Information Services, explains how her agency's role is different from the Justice Department's when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 09:39am EST
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Justice reports record false claims recoveries

The Justice Department reported Monday that it has recovered nearly $9 billion in fraud against the government since the beginning of the Obama administration, a record three-year total.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 12:29pm EST

DoJ eases agencies' FOIA filing process

Federal Agencies submitted their 2011 FOIA reports earlier this month, and all that information goes up on your agency's website and at FOIA.gov by Feb. 1.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 10:29am EST
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Treasury, HHS, Justice find more areas to cut waste

Cutting back on excess dollar-coins, tackling Medicare prescription drug abuse and prosecuting procurement fraud are just some of the ways the White House says agencies cut back on government waste in 2011.

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:14am EST
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