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Miami hacker known as "soupnazi" pleads guilty to one of largest cyberthefts in U.S. history.
The Department of Justice intends to be more transparent, participatory and collaborative... within reason. Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli joins us with details.
An interagency working group is trying to decide whether the administration should submit a proposal to Congress to update several laws. The White House's cyberspace review recommended legislative updates to address shortcomings in the current statutes. Justice also reviewed the Einstein 3 program even as DHS still is testing it.
Tags: technology , James Baker , Phil Reitinger , Sheldon Whitehouse , DHS , Senate Judiciary Committee , Center for Democracy and Technology , cybersecurity , Einstein , national incident response plan
Latest IG report finds cost, schedule and performance of Sentinel has slipped again. FBI had to delay new capabilities under Phase 2. Bureau says Sentinel should be fully implemented by September 2010.
The Justice Department has kicked off the recompete for its main technology support services contract.
Several agencies and other countries are using the The National Information Exchange Model framework to create common vocabularies for everything from orange juice production to cybersecurity and health care. Kshemendra Paul, the program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, said the U.S., Mexico and Canada have signed an agreement to run pilots using standards based on NIEM for pandemic and public safety information sharing.
The proliferation of multiple award contracts across the government has reached a tipping point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is on a listening tour trying to figure out how to tame this unwieldy beast. The administration's efforts come as several agencies, including the Homeland Security Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Justice Department plan to recompete or issue new procurements for MACs in the coming year.
In our special report, Contract Overload, Federal News Radio's Jason Miller explores all sides of this complex issue. What is the cost to industry to continually bid on these contracts? How do these costs get passed to agencies? Why do agencies believe they need their own MACs instead of using contracts provided by the General Services Administration, or other governmentwide acquisition contracts? What, if anything, can OFPP do to reel in the explosion in redundant contracts?
When the Recovery Act passed, the Justice Department knew it would need to upgrade its IT infrastructure to keep up with the demand that was about to be placed on its systems. “We knew we could not support the transactions that would hit us, so we had to look at a solution,” said Angel Santa, [...]
One nominee, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, drew criticism for his support of trying terrorism suspects in civil rather than military trials, according to the article.
Justice Department CIO Hitch has been in his position since 2002.