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A former deputy assistant attorney general used his government-provided computer to view sexually explicit images and lied to department investigators, according to a summary released August 29 by the Department of Justice’s (DoJ’s) inspector general.






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DOJ Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted Robert Wayne Boling Jr., Fredrick Brown, Trorice Crawford, Allan Albert Kerr, and Jongmin Seok for “coordinating an identify-theft and fraud scheme targeting servicemembers and veterans.”






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The Department of Justice (DoJ) has awarded a 15-year, $984 million task order on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract to AT&T, the company announced in a July 29 press release.






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Facebook

The Department of Justice (DoJ), along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced today that Facebook has agreed to pay a $5 billion fine regarding data privacy claims. The fine is the largest civil penalty ever imposed by the FTC.






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FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) BI is looking to map its IT architecture as it implements Technology Business Management (TBM), and is investigating if industry can meet the bureau’s needs. The FBI issued a request for information for a commercial tool on July 23, with responses due by August 20.






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Budget Federal spending

The House Appropriations Committee released a second of five appropriations minibus FY2020 spending bills for Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.






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DOJ Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DoJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on Wednesday, May 29, detailing more than 1,000 recommendations from the OIG that that remain outstanding, including significant recommendations related to cybersecurity or IT.






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A new Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) report reviewing the Justice Department’s (DoJ’s) Criminal Division (CRM) identified vulnerabilities in five of the eight domain areas in CRM’s 2018 information security program and practices. The public report, released May 23, only summarized the full audit, but the summary said that DoJ’s Office of the Inspector […] […]

DOJ Department of Justice

The Department of Justice announced May 3 that it, in partnership with German authorities, has charged three German nationals with operating Wall Street Market (WSM), “which was one of the world’s largest dark web marketplaces that allowed vendors to sell a wide variety of contraband,” including malware.






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Data Center Brainstorm

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an update on April 17 on the 13 priority recommendations identified in April 2018 for the Department of Justice (DOJ) with facial recognition software still being a key area for required action by the agency.






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