Details so far on a proposed "federal cyber campus" contained within the White House budget proposal are scarce, beyond a few offhand references.
Massive online theft of consumer information has Attorney General Eric Holder urging Congress to legislate a national notification law. Just days after Target acknowledged the breach, Nieman Marcus also reported a suspected cyberattack found access to stored customer credit card data.
News of the Saturday arrest by Mexican authorities of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, the long-sought billionaire leader of the country's preeminent transnational crime organization, was met quickly by calls among some U.S. federal officials and politicians that he be tried in the United States.
A House panel Tuesday questioned why local police departments aren't cooperating with federal background checks and why the contractor responsible for those checks received bonuses despite charges that they took shortcuts with their work.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a former top aide will be deposed by Justice Department officials in early March as part of a lawsuit the DOJ launched against the Arizona sheriff in 2012.
A former Stanford University doctoral student spent nearly a decade on the no-fly list because an FBI agent checked the wrong box on a form, inadvertently nominating her for the list. Although partly redacted, the ruling reveals that an FBI agent "misunderstood the directions on the form and erroneously nominated Dr. Ibrahim to the TSA's no-fly list."
Despite his early claims of bringing transparency to government, President Obama has engaged in too much secrecy and spent too much time punishing rather than protecting whistleblowers, a Public Administration Review article by Project on Government Oversight Executive Editor Danielle Brian says.
Final quality reviews for contractor-completed background investigations will now fall on the shoulders of the Office of Personnel Management and not contractors, a Feb. 6 statement by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta says.
Pressed by lawmakers at a hearing of the House Oversight subcommittee on government operations, Michael Botticelli, deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, did agree that by some measures, marijuana is less dangerous than other illegal drugs.
A June 2015 expiration of the Patriot Act section the intelligence community says authorizes the bulk storage of telephony metadata means the Obama administration should act now to propose legislative changes, said Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.).