Justice

Former GSA IT Contracting Officer Sentenced in Bribery Scheme

A former procurement official overseeing contracts on IT Schedule 70 was sentenced to almost two years in prison on federal bribery charges.

Foreign Hacker Sentenced in $1M Scam Targeting Federal Employees and Contractors

The criminal ring used phishing emails and fake websites to get almost $1 million worth of printer toner to sell on black markets.

FBI Director: Feeding DOD’s Cyber Offense Operations Is Crucial to New Strategy

Senator says legislation is moving forward to thwart intellectual property theft from China and defend federal networks from cyberattacks.

Justice Wants to Add Facial Recognition to Marshals’ Smartphones

The service is looking for a software development kit to help it integrate biometrics tools with an app used to facilitate prisoner transfers.

Justice Department Charges 5 Chinese Nationals with Hacking More than 100 Companies

Two Malaysian businessmen also were arrested in Malaysia and face extradition in related charges.

Two Chinese Nationals Indicted for Stealing Trade Secrets, Coronavirus Research

Federal prosecutors allege the pair hacked into corporations and research institutions on behalf of the Chinese government.

Attorney General: China May Supplant U.S. If It Wins AI Race

William Barr blasted Google, Microsoft and other American big tech companies for being short-sighted while meeting the Chinese government’s demands for operating within the country. 

Justice Gets 15 Guilty Pleas for International Crime Ring that Laundered Money Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The case demonstrates law enforcement could be up to the challenge of tackling the anonymity tool, one expert says.

DOJ Says Foreign Actors Trying to Fuel Violence at Protests Through Misinformation 

The nation’s chief law enforcement official said adversaries are using digital means to increase unrest in the United States.

Justice Department Advises Agencies on Continuing to Meet FOIA Requests During the Pandemic

Watchdogs and journalists have been using FOIA to shed light on the federal government’s coronavirus actions.

U.S. Marshals Service Breach Exposed Personal Data of 387,000 Prisoners

The agency notified affected individuals this month after learning about the intrusion in December.

How the Justice Department is Permitted to Use Counter-Drone Technology

The guidance enables the agency and its subcomponents to intercept, damage or destroy threatening drones in some cases. 

The Other Cyber Threat that Merits an FBI Warning Amid COVID-19

Zoombombing got all the attention but another threat could hurt financially.

Justice, HHS Redistribute More than 500,000 Pieces of Protective Gear Seized from Hoarder

Emergency medical supplies peddled by price gougers were redistributed to front line medical personnel in New York and New Jersey.

White House Updates Contracting and Technology Guidance for Federal Agencies  

During the coronavirus outbreak, the Veterans Affairs Department got a greenlight to rehire experts and the Justice Department clarified its stance on working in states with shelter-in-place orders.