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Sharing cyber threat data doesn't violate anti-trust law

The private sector need not worry about violating anti-trust law if they share cyber threat data, officials from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.

OIGs: No need for major changes after Boston Marathon bombing

A review of the federal government's intelligence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers, says there is no need for significant changes to how counterterrorism agencies handle and share information.

Senate panel supports DOJ budget request

Senate appropriators supported President Obama's Justice Department topline budget request for next fiscal year, saying efforts to reduce the federal prison population and cracking down on drug trade must continue with the appropriate funding.

IG: BOP needs better approach to save money on goods and services

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has not gone far enough in cutting the costs of goods and services obtained through vendor contracts nor has it established a formal strategic sourcing program to help find potential savings, according to Justice Department auditors.

Infighting, retaliation mark FBI-DEA relationship at fusion center

"We believe that a dispute of this significance, which lasted over a period of many months, is a cause for serious concern, and it should never have been allowed to affect the operations" of the center, the report says.

Expert witnesses exempted from DOJ encryption rules for years

Expert witnesses and litigation consultants hired by U.S. attorney's offices received waivers lasting more than three years that exempted them from encryption rules meant to protect Justice Department information.

DOJ seeks to expand reach into suspected criminals' computers

Under a proposal offered to the federal judiciary's Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure, law enforcement would be allowed to remotely access computers they suspect were used in crimes – even if the computers are located in a different judicial district than the one granting the warrant.

Arpaio may be violating terms of anti-profiling injunction

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office may be violating the terms of a federal injunction ordered last year by a judge who concluded the office racially profiled Hispanics.

Major departments seek continuous monitoring acquisition independence from DHS

Some federal agencies are choosing to buy continuous monitoring tools independently of the Homeland Security Department-set schedule for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program despite forfeiting DHS procurement money for those tools.

ICE pursues detention savings

Immigrant detention contractors would be able to sign contracts that last longer than one year under a proposal from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency's fiscal 2015 budget request includes $45 million, available for five years, to fund the pilot program.