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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.