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FBI program helps employees to do the right thing

The Justice Department Inspector General recently reviewed FBI compliance efforts and discovered some things other agencies could emulate.

Tags: Office of Integrity and Compliance , FBI , inspector general , Patrick Kelley , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 11:10am EST
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Gitmo Inmates

The questions about what to do with Gitmo inmates continue. The Senate voted overwhelmingly to block transfer of any of the 240 inmates to the U.S., and refused to pay the $80 million it would cost the Pentagon and Justice Department to close the facility. The administration wants to shut it down, but FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress that bringing the detainees to the U.S. could pose risks, including the possibility they might radicalize other inmates.

Tags: management , pentagon , GITMO , FBI , Robert Mueller

Thursday - 05/21/2009, 11:50am EDT

Issa: 'Fast and furious' subpoenas issued soon

The chairman of the House oversight committee said Sunday that he could send subpoenas to the Obama administration as soon as this week over weapons lost amid the Mexican drug war.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Operation Fast and Furious , Eric Holder , ATF

Sunday - 10/09/2011, 09:10pm EDT

Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder clashed Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona.

Tags: Eric Holder , Congress , House , Darrell Issa , Fast and Furious , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 10:00pm EDT

A Long Fall

Prosecutors say a scientist who worked on the cutting edge of moon exploration has been caught trying to sell classified secrets to an FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence agent. Stewart David Nozette, who is credited with helping discover evidence of water on the moon and has been a leader in recent lunar exploration work, was arrested Monday and charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to communicate, deliver and transmit classified information, the Justice Department said.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Steward David Nozette ,

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 04:07pm EDT

Terrorism Arrest

Officials have charged a North Carolina man with supporting terrorism by recruiting people to fight overseas. Daniel Boyd is charged with providing material support to terrorism. Six others have been arrested. The Justice Department says Boyd, who is a US citizen, trained in Afghanistan and fought there between 1989 and 1992, and when he returned to the United States he recruited others.

Tags: technology , pentagon , terrorism , North Carolina , Daniel Boyd , Afghanistan

Monday - 07/27/2009, 07:28pm EDT

Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that a 2008 law granting legal immunity for companies helping the National Security Agency with an email and telephone eavesdropping program is constitutional.

Tags: NSA , Electronic Frontier Foundation , intelligence , Congress , national security , AT&T , Sprint Nextel , Verizon , BellSouth , ACLU

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:57pm EST

DoJ's Hitch looks back on a decade of IT changes

Van Hitch will retire as the Justice Department's CIO at the end of July. He said cybersecurity, information sharing and social media and mobile computing were among the biggest technology transformations he saw.
July 21, 2011

Tags: technology , Van Hitch , cybersecurity , Howard Schmidt , anti-phishing guidance , information gathering , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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