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OJP kick starts workplace initiative with wireless network launch

Angel Santa, the deputy CIO at the Office of Justice Programs, said an acquisition is possible in the coming months for a wireless network as part of an effort to make employees more mobile ready.
March 20, 2014

Tags: Justice Department , Office of Justice Programs , Angel Santa , BYOD , technology , wireless access , cloud computing , VDI , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:52pm EDT
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Background check firm in hot water for 'flushing' records

The Justice Department has accused the company that performed background investigations of both National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis of defrauding the government, making false statements and breach of contract. DoJ's civil complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Alabama alleges the company, which is the government's largest contractor for background-investigation services, submitted at least 665,000 background investigations to the Office of Personnel Management that hadn't been properly reviewed.

Tags: OPM , background investigations , USIS , Edward Snowden , Aaron Alexis

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 01:29pm EST

Agency watchdogs seek more independence, budget boost

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says agency inspectors general are increasingly facing obstacles in their efforts to uncover waste and misconduct. The top watchdogs at both the Justice Department and the Peace Corps told lawmakers they've faced resistance from their agencies at times in turning over records in recent years. Lawmakers also expressed concern about the impact of across-the-board budget cuts on the operations agency IG operations.

Tags: Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , inspector general , Peggy Gustafson , SBA , Kathy Buller , Michael Horowitz , CIGIE , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 05:21pm EST

PM-ISE shepherds secure data sharing tool from validation to expansion

Through the back-end attribute exchange, agencies can have a standard way for different organizations to safely and securely share sensitive information. The Justice Department conducted a pilot earlier this year and found success with state and local law enforcement agencies accessing the Regional Information Sharing System.

Tags: technology , identity management , Mike Kennedy , Information Sharing Environment , GSA , back-end attribute exchange , information sharing , insider threat , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/29/2013, 05:00am EST
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DOJ joins whistleblower suit against company that vetted Snowden, Alexis

The Justice Department has joined a whistleblower False Claims Act suit against the federal government's largest provider of background investigations. Filed under the False Claims Act, the suit alleges that USIS, which currently has a multimillion-dollar contract with the Office of Personnel Management, failed to properly review its casework before providing it OPM.

Tags: OPM , USIS , whistleblower lawsuit , False Claims Act , Elaine Kaplan , Edward Snowden , Aaron Alexis , background investigations , oversight , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:21pm EDT

8 contract executives guilty of 8(a) contracting fraud

The Justice Department successfully prosecuted executives in companies for obtaining contracts under SBA's 8(a) program worth more than $153 million. The court found two of the executives guilty on Friday and six others pleaded guilty.

Tags: SBA , 8(a) program , government fraud , Keith Hedman , contracting , industry , Joseph Richards , David Lux , Cogan Schneier

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 09:18am EDT

Whistleblower suit leads to $12M false claims settlement by SAIC

The lawsuit, filed by Richard Priem, a 16-year SAIC employee and Army veteran, alleged the company inflated contract costs by claiming the training program would be staffed by full-time SAIC employees. However, according to the lawsuit, SAIC instead used cheaper part-time employees and pocketed the difference.

Tags: industry , False Claims Act , whistleblower , SAIC , Tim McCormack , Phillips & Cohen , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/17/2013, 04:36pm EDT
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Atty Gen orders probe into IRS targeting groups

Tags: FBI , IRS scandal , IRS , Eric Holder

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 11:38am EDT
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