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White House works to change online transactions

The White House is leading a new effort to secure online transactions across the federal, state and local governments and eventually in the private sector. The creation of the new document is being led by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt and includes DHS. It is one way the administration hopes to improve cybersecurity. OMB soon will release a new approach to measuring FISMA compliance.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Diane Watson , Tom Lockwood , OMB , White House Cybersecurity Coordinator , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , Defense , State , DoJ , Treasury , USPS , GPO , DEA , USPTO , FISMA , cybersecurity , National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions , PKI , Federal Bridge

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:00am EDT
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Government needs to define cyber war

Sen. Feinstein calls for an international treaty on cyberspace to create mutual assurances of protection. Experts say the difficulty is determining the threshold of what constitutes an attack worthy of war. Delayed DoD cyber command would play key role in coming up with strategy for offensive and defensive cyber actions.

Tags: technology , Dennis Blair , Dianne Feinstein , Keith Alexander , ODNI , Senate Select Committee on Intelligence , DoD , White House , DoJ , Jim Lewis , Greg Nojeim , CSIS , CDT , cybersecurity , Cyber Command

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 07:22am EST
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Oracle to pay $200M in largest GSA false claims settlement

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.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Oracle , GSA , DoJ

Friday - 10/07/2011, 06:19am EDT

DoJ finds $130M savings in streamlining

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.

Tags: DoJ , Eric Holder , management , budget , efficiency

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 03:58pm EDT

What do DoJ memos reveal about botched gun-tracking sting?

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.

Tags: Jordy Yager , The Hill , DoJ , Operation Fast and Furious , Eric Holder

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 10:23am EDT
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IG: Justice cyber operations slow to report incidents, lacking critical info

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.

Tags: jay lerner , inspector general , DoJ , cybersecurity , technology , FBI , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 02:51pm EDT

New hires, robotics eliminate FBI DNA backlog

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.

Tags: FBI , DoJ , DNA , technology , workforce , hiring , Cynthia Schnedar , oversight , Ruben Gomez , management , inspector general

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:08pm EDT
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OMB orders governmentwide review of conference spending

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.

Tags: management , OMB , Jacob Lew , Joe Biden , DoJ , DHS , inspector general , conference spending , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:51am EDT

FBI investigates corporate bank-account hacks

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.

Tags: FBI , DoJ , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Gordon Snow , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 12:04pm EDT

Federal partners crackdown on immigration scams

DHS, DOJ and FTC collaborate with state and local partners in and unprecedented effort. DHS's Alejandro Mayorkas explains how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , DoJ , FTC , Alejandro Mayorkas , USCIS , immigration scams

Friday - 06/10/2011, 10:08am EDT
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