The former acting cybersecurity head of the Health and Human Services Department is facing sentencing after being convicted Aug. 26 by a federal jury on child pornography charges, the Justice Department said.
Countering domestic terrorism appears to have become a top priority again at the Justice Department, according to a brief from the Congressional Research Service.
More than 30 million records and about 83 million fingerprint cards were converted to digital form in the bureau's Next Generation Identification, or NGI, system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity data.
The FBI has made notable strides in bringing its practices around national security letters more into compliance with the law, but not when it comes to typographical errors, says a new report from the Justice Department's inspector general.
Officially, Lauri Love was charged by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia with conspiracy, causing damage to a protected computer, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to an FBI statement July 24.
The General Services Administration is looking at two locations in Maryland and one in Virginia as finalists for the relocation of the Federal Bureau of Investigations headquarters. The Greenbelt, Maryland option sits as a portion of Greenbelt Metro Station located near the intersection of Interstates 95/495 and Exit 24, a July 29 GSA statement says. The Landover, Maryland site would be built on the former Landover Mall located near the intersection of Interstates 95/495 and MD 202.
The U.S. government has just wrapped up one of the largest cyber exercises to date, involving more than 500 participants from the military, law enforcement, civilian agencies, academia and the commercial sector.
In recent years, Justice Deparment officials said they've successfully disrupted major criminal botnet operations from stealing more information and money. But as criminals continually change their tactics, officials said several U.S. laws need to be changed or updated to keep pace.
The FBI is seeking commercial cloud-computing options that can store vast amounts of criminal justice data. In a recent request for information, the bureau said it wants an on-site, infrastructure-as-a-service, "cloud in a box" system to support the Criminal Justice Information Services division in Clarksburg, W.Va., at multiple locations across the country
In its second-ever "Transparency Report," the company provided a breakdown of subpoenas, orders, warrants and emergency requests that were made by law enforcement. However, it did not detail the number of requests made by each level of government.