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Lieberman proposes special counsel for leaks probe

Sen. Joe Lieberman says there should be a special counsel to look into allegations that the administration has leaked information on a U.S.- Israeli cyber-warfare campaign against Iran's nuclear program and other classified activities.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Eric Holder , Senate , DoJ , leaks , cybersecurity

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 05:15pm EDT

DoJ seeks more than 1,700 secret warrants

Tags: DoJ , warrants , terrorism

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

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.

Tags: DoJ , Public Integrity Section , Stephen Ryan , Lisa Murkowski , Ted Stevens , Eric Holder , federal prosecutors , misconduct

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:14pm EDT
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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.

Tags: Lockheed Martin Corporation , DoJ , Todd Loftis , Tools & Metals Inc. , Stuart Delery , contracting , False Claims Act

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

A month off (without pay)?

Unless Congress gets on the ball, some federal agencies like the FBI say they might have to furlough employees for a month or more next year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is this bluff and drama or the real thing?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , furloughs , workforce , management , budget , sequestration , DoJ , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

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.

Tags: management , DoJ , transparency , open government , Freedom of Information Act , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Ruben Gomez

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

Congress balances openness with cyber protection

Lawmakers weigh public's right to know against the need to protect cyber secrets. Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) provision in 2012 Defense authorization bill tightens the definition of "exemptions," but he questions the need for further rules to give agencies power to withhold information.

Tags: Sunshine Week , transparency , open government , Congress , FOIA , Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Charles Grassley , Paul Rosenzweig , Jerry Ensminger , Melanie Pustay , Kenneth Bunting , National Freedom of Information Coalition , Jared Serbu , DoJ , Barack Obama , White House , Navy , DoD , management

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:39am EDT
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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.

Tags: DoJ , National Security Archive , Nate Jones , FOIA , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 07:32pm EDT
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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.

Tags: workforce , management , DoJ , diversity , Emily Kopp , Channing Phillips , Eric Holder , Justice

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