The Homeland Security and Justice departments were the worst at estimating the actual cost of relocating radio systems away from a band auctioned off to the private sector, shows data from a Government Accountability Office report.
The former top federal prosecutor in Arizona violated Justice Department policy when he shared an internal memorandum with a Fox News reporter, the DOJ office of inspector general says in a new report, released amid new revelations about the prosecution of a State Department contractor who also allegedly leaked information to a reporter.
CAMBRIDGE, Md.--Radical budget cuts amounting to about a 50 percent reduction over 4 years forced Customs and Border Protection to use shared and cloud services to a degree previously unthinkable, said CBP Chief Technology Officer Wolfe Tombe while speaking during a panel session of the annual ACT-IAC Management of Change conference.
The federal witness protection program has taken in individuals considered known or suspected terrorists, but program officials didn't share the new identities of those individuals with national security stakeholders, a new report from the Justice Department office of inspector general says.
The Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as energy secretary on May 16 by a 97-0 vote. Moniz, previously a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was nominated in March to replace Steven Chu, also a former physics professor.
Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee today on a variety of issues including the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press telephone records.
Justice Department documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act suggest that some U.S. attorneys may continue to authorize law enforcement access of opened emails less than 180 days old without first obtaining a warrant, says the American Civil Liberties Union.
While the maturity of bring your own device strategies varies widely across government, more agencies are standing up mobile device management systems as a precursor to BYOD. The Commerce and Justice departments now have MDM contracts available to components and pilots underway; and the Defense Department's forthcoming MDM and app store contract award will enable BYOD in the unclassified environment, say officials.
The Justice Department report (.pdf), obtained and put online by Secrecy News , shows the vast majority of the applications put before the court included--whether exclusively or as part of a combined request including a physical search--electronic surveillance. The government withdrew one application and the court made modifications to 40 proposed orders.
Federal prisons can release inmates early under the compassionate-release program, for reasons such as terminal illness, but the criteria for decisions are vague and inconsistent, a report from the Justice Department office of inspector general says. That results in "ad hoc decision making" at the Bureau of Prisons, the report says.