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House Issues $74B FY20 Funding Bill for Commerce, DOJ, NASA

The House Appropriations Committee released the draft funding bill for NASA and the departments of Commerce and Justice for fiscal year 2020, which would support the initiatives to combat crimes, create jobs, improve U.S. infrastructure and to fight climate change. The Commerce, Justice and Science funding bill issued Thursday would provide $73.9 billion to the agencies, nearly $10 billion higher than the FY19 budget.

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Edward O’Callaghan Confirmed Interim Deputy Attorney General

Edward O’Callaghan, principal associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, has been confirmed to fill Rod Rosenstein's former role as deputy attorney general on an acting basis. Attorney General William Barr announced O'Callaghan's confirmation in a statement posted Friday. The new acting deputy attorney general will continue to function in the role until the Senate confirms the appointment of Jeffrey Rosen to succeed Rosenstein full-time.

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Adam Hickey: Cyber Threats Drive DOJ to Recruit Lawyers With Tech Background

Adam Hickey, deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice, told Federal News Network in an interview published Friday that DOJ is ramping up its efforts to recruit lawyers with background in modern technologies amid the increasing cyber threats facing the federal government.

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DOJ OIG: FBI Needs to Fix Cybercrime Data, Victim Notification Process

The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General released a redacted report stating that the FBI needs to improve its process for handling cybercrime reports and notifying victims of cyber intrusions. The IG noted that data in the FBI’s Cyber Guardian system, designed for disseminating notifications to cyber victims to help mitigate further attacks, was “incomplete and unreliable, making the FBI unable to determine whether all victims are being notified.”

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James McNamara Promoted to SEC Chief Human Capital Officer; Kenneth Johnson Quoted

James McNamara, acting chief human capital officer at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is assuming the role on a full time basis. McNamara will drive the sustainment of the agency's workforce, oversee policies and human resource efforts in employee development, recruitment, retention and leadership under his new role, SEC said Thursday.

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DOT Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen Nominated for Deputy Attorney General

Jeff Rosen, the Department of Transportation's deputy secretary, has been nominated for the post of deputy attorney general, Politico reported Tuesday. President Trump nominated Rosen who will succeed Rod Rosenstein in March. The DOT official holds decades of experience in the department, the Office of Management and Budget and the private sector.

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DOJ, DHS Report Foreign Interference Had No Impact on 2018 Elections

The departments of Justice and Homeland Security issued a joint report indicating that alleged foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections had no material impact on election infrastructures or candidates. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen submitted the report to President Trump, DOJ said Tuesday.

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