The sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. won't appeal a federal court's ruling that his office violated the constitutional rights of Latinos. That's not, Sheriff Joe Arpaio would have the world know, because he acknowledges that his office racially profiled Latinos – as some media outlets have recently reported.
The private sector need not worry about violating anti-trust law if they share cyber threat data, officials from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.
A review of the federal government's intelligence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers, says there is no need for significant changes to how counterterrorism agencies handle and share information.
Senate appropriators supported President Obama's Justice Department topline budget request for next fiscal year, saying efforts to reduce the federal prison population and cracking down on drug trade must continue with the appropriate funding.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has not gone far enough in cutting the costs of goods and services obtained through vendor contracts nor has it established a formal strategic sourcing program to help find potential savings, according to Justice Department auditors.
"We believe that a dispute of this significance, which lasted over a period of many months, is a cause for serious concern, and it should never have been allowed to affect the operations" of the center, the report says.
Expert witnesses and litigation consultants hired by U.S. attorney's offices received waivers lasting more than three years that exempted them from encryption rules meant to protect Justice Department information.
Under a proposal offered to the federal judiciary's Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure, law enforcement would be allowed to remotely access computers they suspect were used in crimes – even if the computers are located in a different judicial district than the one granting the warrant.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office may be violating the terms of a federal injunction ordered last year by a judge who concluded the office racially profiled Hispanics.
Some federal agencies are choosing to buy continuous monitoring tools independently of the Homeland Security Department-set schedule for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program despite forfeiting DHS procurement money for those tools.