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DOJ’s CIO Joe Klimavicz Appointed to Serve Additionally as Chief Data Officer

Joe Klimavicz, chief information officer at the Department of Justice, has been appointed to additionally serve as DOJ's chief data officer, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. He will concurrently function as DOJ's CIO and CDO. The CDO is tasked to lead a data governance body of his respective agency, as mandated under the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act.

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DOJ Using New Authority, Framework to Build Cyber Workforce

The Justice Department is implementing its direct-hire authority as well as a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education-based approach to establish its cyber workforce and codify related roles, Federal News Network reported Monday. Greg Hall, chief information security officer and assistant director for information system security at the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, said at a DOJ event that the Investment Review Board authorized the hiring of personnel in information system security, governance policy and compliance manager roles.

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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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Melanie Pustay: DOJ Accelerating FOIA Request Processing Through AI

Melanie Pustay, director of the Department of Justice’s office of information policy, said she believes artificial intelligence can help DOJ accelerate the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests, Federal News Network reported Friday. “I really think the future of FOIA is taking it to the next level and using artificial intelligence, and using software that can do things like group records together, either by concept or relationship, those kinds of software,” she said on the network’s Agency in Focus – Justice Department.

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Amy Hess: FBI Works With Private Sector to Facilitate Response to Cyber Incidents

Amy Hess, executive assistant director of the FBI, said the bureau is working to establish partnerships with companies to better respond to cyber threats since the private sector manages approximately 95 percent of the country’s infrastructure, Federal News Network reported Monday. “And we have to develop those relationships from a government perspective with private sector to ensure that for number one, for starters, that were notified when it is happens, because the sooner we can get involved, the sooner we can identify who it is, the sooner we can identify their [tactics, techniques and procedures], and the sooner we can stop them, hopefully from doing it again,” Hess said on the network’s Agency in Focus – Justice Department.

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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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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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