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DOJ indicts VA medical center exec with falsifying records

A Veteran's Affairs Department employee from a Georgia medical center has been charged with falsifying medical records in relation to last year's wait list scandal.

DOJ legal counsel ruling will block IG's access to some information

The Justice Department's inspectors general face new limits on the information they're allowed to access, thanks to a new ruling from DOJ's legal counsel outlined in a July 20 memo.

DOJ launches program to open up FOIA request responses to the public

The Justice Department launched a new pilot program to be tested at seven agencies that would open up Freedom of Information Act responses to everyone, not just the requester.

3 years in, CMS predictive analytics program prevents $820M in improper payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is touting a cutting edge technology it stood up three years ago for identifying and preventing $820 million in improper Medicare payments.

Federal contractor to pay back millions after it posed as a small disadvantaged business

A Maryland-based contractor has agreed to pay millions back to the federal government after it posed as a small disadvantaged business to garner special government contracts, says a July 6 Justice Department statement.

DOJ-commissioned research helps corrections officers detect smuggled cellphones

Corrections officers say finding smuggled cellphones is one of the biggest challenges they face, and a Justice Department-funded study aims to create a way to sniff them out, according to a report.

DOJ updates guidance on questioning if FOIA requesters are still interested

Since a Freedom of Information Act request can take months for an agency to fill, the Justice Department is updating guidance that helps agencies determine if requesters are still interested in getting the information, according to a July 2 DOJ notice.

BOP taking steps to curb prison overcrowding, GAO says

The Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons is taking serious strides to curb its overcrowding problem using three key initiatives, says a June 19 Government Accountability Office report.

NARA wants input on FOIA modernization

Agencies have come under fire for not being proactive about handing over documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act. So as part of FOIA modernization efforts, the National Archives and Records Administration is reaching out to the public to find out what they see as faults in the process.

DOJ IG will make the summaries of senior executive misconduct public

The Justice Department inspector general has set out a new policy to make the summaries of misconduct by senior executives in the agency public. In a letter to Congress, the DOJ IG says it is now posting investigative summaries of cases involving the misconduct of members of the Senior Executive Service and employees at the GS-15 grade level or above as well as Assistant U.S. Attorneys.