Justice

Watchdog: Department CIOs Are Getting More Authority But Compliance Is Uneven

A partial GAO review showed agency IT leaders are likely getting a say on budget issues, but some lack the documentation to prove it.

Election Day Security Chat Room Will Be Open to More Than 3,000 County-Level Officials

The chat room will operate on an unclassified level and invite participation from across U.S. counties, a DHS official said.

That Sign Telling You How Fast You’re Driving May Be Spying On You

These common roadside devices could be capturing your license plate data.

NSA Staffer Sentenced to 5.5 Years in Prison for Taking Documents Home

Ellicott City-based Pho was a computer developer handling top secret intelligence.

Romanian Woman Pleads Guilty to Hacking DC Cameras Ahead of Trump Inauguration

A second alleged conspirator is currently in a Romanian prison awaiting extradition.

DOJ Releases Charges Against Last of Four Top U.S. Cyber Adversaries

The Grand Slam charges target a single North Korean hacker for Sony, WannaCry and the Bangladeshi bank heist.

The U.S. Government Wants to Wiretap Facebook Messenger in an MS-13 Case

The government and tech companies have for years been at odds over privacy considerations.

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers

In May, the Justice Department told Americans to reboot their routers. But there's more to do — and NSA says it's up to device makers and the public.

Get Ready to Legally 3D-Print a Gun

A settlement between Defense Distributed and the State Department has been reached.

DOJ Admits Error Linking ID Theft Case to OPM Breach

There’s no firm evidence fraudsters are using stolen data from the massive 2015 breach, officials said.

Google Maps Unveils Tool to Locate Drug Disposal Sites

The company hopes it will play a part in reducing opioid use.

FBI Considering One $5 Billion Contract For All IT Supplies, Services

A request for information sheds light on the FBI’s upcoming IT Supplies and Support Services contract, including the bureau’s preference to include all such services in a single contract.

The Big Message in the Iranian Cyber Indictments: Deterrence

The Justice Department wants to send a message to Congress and the public: We’re deterring cyberattacks.