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Spotlight: Senators want DOJ stingray rules extended to DHS

In a Sept. 29 letter, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) urged DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to "adopt a default warrant requirement, as DOJ did" for the use of cellphone duping technology, called stingrays.

DOJ reduced conference spending by more than $70M over 4 years, IG says

The Justice Department cut its conference spending by more than $70 million between fiscal years 2010 and 2014, as part of its efforts to mitigate the costs of sequestration-related budget cuts, according to a Sept. 9 DOJ inspector general report.

Sandia Corp. settles allegations of illegal lobbying claims for nearly $5M

Between 2008 and 2012, Sandia Corp. used federal funds to lobby Congress and other federal officials to receive a non-competitive extension of its contract, which is a violation of the Byrd Amendment, according to DOJ allegations.

Federal contractor accused of faulty background checks settles for $30M

The contractor that the Justice Department says knowingly took shortcuts when investigating individuals seeking security clearances agreed to forgo about $30 million that it says the Office of Personnel Management still owes the company, according to an Aug. 19 DOJ statement.

IG council asks Congress to codify their independence

In a letter to lawmakers, a group of inspectors general implored Congress to pass legislation that would guarantee their independence when investigating claims at federal agencies.

Contractor fraudulently obtained more than $2.6M in small business contracts, DOJ says

A Gaithersburg, Md. man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison after he fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal government contracts, according to an Aug. 3 Justice Department statement.

DOJ indicts VA medical center manager 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.