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'Going dark,' cybersecurity among DOJ's most pressing challenges, says IG

Enhancing cybersecurity at a time when threats are increasing in number and complexity is the second most pressing challenge facing the Justice Department, according to a Nov. 10 memo to the Justice Department's attorney general and deputy attorney general.

Hacker who allegedly sold US service members' personal info to ISIS arrested in Malaysia

A monthslong FBI investigation culminated last week when Malaysian authorities arrested a 20-year-old Kosovar man for allegedly selling the personal information of more than 1,300 members of the United States military to the Islamic State.

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.

Former employee of government contractor pleads guilty to bribing subcontractors in Afghanistan

An ex-employee of a U.S. contractor pleaded guilty to charges of bribery in connection with a federal program and could serve nearly four years in prison, the Justice Department said.

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.