Tag Archives: DOJ

Justice Department Reviews Efforts Against Foreign Cyber Threats; Lisa Monaco Quoted

Lisa Monaco

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun to assess its efforts to address cyber threats coming from foreign entities potentially involved in supply chain disruption and ransomware cases, CyberScoop reported Friday. The review, which is set to run for four months, will tackle the ransomware cryptocurrencies employed by enemy nations and criminal organizations.

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DOJ Passes DHS-led Cybersecurity Assessment; Kenneth Bible Quoted

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Security Operations Center (JSOC) has passed an assessment conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS said Thursday that its Cybersecurity Service Provider delivered the assessment with staff from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). JSOC exceeded standards in 35 of 40 assessment areas, and is now certified as a CSP Center of Excellence.

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President Biden Nominates Maryanne Donaghy, Seema Nanda for Key VA, DOL Roles

White House

President Biden has nominated former Department of Justice (DOJ) officials Maryanne Donaghy and Seema Nanda to assume leadership roles at the departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Labor (DOL), respectively. Donaghy received a nomination for assistant secretary for accountability and whistleblower protection at the VA while Nanda was nominated to serve as DOL solicitor. 

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Xavier Becerra Sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Xavier Becerra

Xavier Becerra, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient and former member of the Subcommittee on Health of the House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee, was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in to serve as the 25th secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Senate voted 50 to 49 in favor of Becerra's confirmation as HHS secretary.

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DOJ, DHS Release Key Findings From Classified Report on Foreign Election Interference

Election Security

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a joint statement saying they found no evidence that a foreign government compromised election infrastructure to manipulate the 2020 U.S. federal elections. The joint document released on Tuesday includes key findings and recommendations from the classified report. 

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Merrick Garland Confirmed to Serve as US Attorney General

Merrick Garland

Judge Merrick Garland has received the Senate's confirmation to serve as U.S. attorney general, a role through which he will lead the country's Department of Justice (DOJ). His confirmation resulted from a 70-30 vote the Senate made on the same day. Garland formerly served as a circuit judge for the District of Columbia at the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

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President Biden Names Timothy Wu as Special Assistant for Tech, Competition Policy

Timothy Wu

President Biden has appointed Timothy Wu, formerly a senior adviser at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy. Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School, said in a tweet that he will join the White House as part of the National Economic Council (NEC).

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DOJ Updates Annual Report Data Tool on Freedom of Information Act Website

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has updated the Annual Report Data page on the Freedom of Information Act website and uploaded all fiscal year 2020 FOIA reports prepared by 119 agencies onto the online platform. Annual reports show that agencies received 790,772 FOIA requests and processed 772,952 of those requests in the previous fiscal year.

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President Biden Nominates Kiran Ahuja as OPM Director

Kiran Ahuja

President Biden has nominated Kiran Ahuja, CEO of Seattle-based nonprofit network Philanthropy Northwest, as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Government Executive reported Tuesday. Ahuja served as chief of staff at OPM for almost two years and helped lead policy development efforts as well as over 6,000 employees

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CGI Federal’s Stephanie Mango Recognized in WeQual Awards

Stephanie Mango

Stephanie Mango, senior vice president of Security, Assistance, Justice and Health Programs with CGI Federal, has been named as a finalist for the WeQual Awards 2021 in The Americas region. Mango has been recognized for her leadership, cognitive ability, drive and resilience, integrity, emotional intelligence, personal development, approach to equality and knowledge of the business.

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