Justice

FBI’s Long-Awaited $5 Billion IT Services Recompete Goes Back To Draft

The ITSSS recompete is getting a new name, new timeline and new draft solicitation, while the existing contract gets a one-year extension.

DEA Never Checked If Its Massive Surveillance Operations Are Legal, Watchdog Says

The administration “failed to conduct a comprehensive legal analysis” of three NSA-style bulk data collection programs, according to the Justice Department Inspector General.

Senators Question DOJ’s Surveillance of Americans’ Cell Phone Location Records

Lawmakers want the attorney general to explain how the collection of cellular location data has changed following a recent SCOTUS decision.

U.S. Marshals Want Help Disposing of Virtual Currencies

The service is gathering market research on vendors capable of storing and disposing of cryptocurrencies seized during investigations.

Justice Department Announces Indictments Against Huawei

U.S. officials say Chinese manufacturer flouted Iran sanctions, committed fraud, and stole robots.

DOJ Hits Chinese Hackers For Attacking U.S. Navy, Agencies, Companies

Hackers with the Chinese government hit 45 targets in campaign going back years.

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.

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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.