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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

One year after FBI closes Ivins case, doubts still linger

Last week, a National Research Council committee released a 170-page report casting doubt on the science the FBI used in its investigation, leaving the Justice Department with circumstantial evidence that many say wouldn't hold up in court

Tags: Bruce Ivins , anthrax , Fort Detrick , National Research Council , FBI ,

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 12:01pm EST

Va. to seek high court review of health care suit

Virginia's challenge to the federal health care law could soon become a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme court.

Tags: health care , Ken Cuccinelli , Barack Obama , Bob McDonnell , U.S. Supreme Court , Georgetown University Law School , Paul Rothstein , 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:16pm EST

MS-13 member admits to attempted murder in Ffx. Co.

An MS-13 gang member from Fairfax County has pleaded guilty to attempting to murder two rival gang members while operating a protection racket in 2008.

Tags: Jose Anibal Vigil , MS-13 , Culmore , Falls Church , extortion , prostitution , fairfax county , gangs

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 08:23pm EST

DOJ sues Oracle for alleged overcharging

The suit was filed back in 2007.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , Oracle

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 01:58pm EDT

Foreign Influence detected in New York Bombing Case

A U.S. counterterrorism source in a position to know says there is a foreign influence nexus to the suspects linked to the Times Square attempted bombing. A Justice Department spokesman said, "The investigation continues. We are pursuing every lead to determine the identity and motives of the person or persons responsible. Other U.S. Intelligence officials are stressing it is too early to determine what that influence was generated outside of the U.S. or stateside with international connections.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , counterterrorism ,

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 11:25am EDT
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