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  • State, Justice Will Appear at MPAC, Causing Concern

    12/20/2005 7:31:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 360+ views
    N.Y. Sun ^ | December 16, 2005
    State, Justice Will Appear at MPAC, Causing Concern BY MEGHAN CLYNE - Staff Reporter of the Sun December 16, 2005 WASHINGTON - Outrage and puzzlement are mounting over the Bush administration's participation this weekend in the fifth annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, to be headlined by a vociferous administration critic and a former ambassador to Iraq, Joseph Wilson. The convention also will include leaders of MPAC who have made statements considered by many to be anti-Israel and anti-Semitic, and to be supportive of the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah. "It's really regrettable, because it sends the wrong...
  • Barrett Report

    12/13/2005 4:06:32 PM PST · by lancer · 33 replies · 2,638+ views
    email | 12/13/05 | Evans-Novak Political Report
    Democrats have their own scandal brewing at the moment, but they are doing much better in covering it up than their Republican counterparts. At issue is the report by David Barrett, the last remaining U.S. independent counsel. Over ten years, Barrett has spent $21 million on the investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros, who lied to FBI investigators about hush money paid to an ex-mistress. The reason the report and the investigation have taken so long is that allies to Cisneros and the legal team of former President Bill Clinton at the powerhouse Washington law firm of Williams and...
  • Staff Opinions Banned In Voting Rights Cases. Criticism of Justice Dept.'s Rights Division Grows.

    12/10/2005 3:55:52 PM PST · by Crackingham · 7 replies · 416+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/10/5 | Dan Eggen
    The Justice Department has barred staff attorneys from offering recommendations in major Voting Rights Act cases, marking a significant change in the procedures meant to insulate such decisions from politics, congressional aides and current and former employees familiar with the issue said. Disclosure of the change comes amid growing public criticism of Justice Department decisions to approve Republican-engineered plans in Texas and Georgia that were found to hurt minority voters by career staff attorneys who analyzed the plans. Political appointees overruled staff findings in both cases. The policy was implemented in the Georgia case, said a Justice employee who, like...
  • Justice Dept. OKs Georgia's Voter ID Law

    08/26/2005 7:49:51 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 607+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 26, 2005
    WASHINGTON Aug 26, 2005 — The Justice Department on Friday approved a controversial Georgia law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, and opponents immediately vowed to challenge the measure in federal court.The decision, written by John Tanner, chief of the department's voting section, says that while Attorney General Alberto Gonzales doesn't object to the law, approval doesn't preclude lawsuits against it."It's not over yet. We will pursue litigation in federal court," said state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, chairman of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, which earlier had filed an objection to the law with the JusticeThe Republican-backed measure...
  • Report: Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak

    07/23/2005 10:34:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 216 replies · 7,005+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/23/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Jay Rockefeller and Ron Wyden leaked details about a secret "black ops" CIA satellite program last December in a move that may have seriously compromised national security, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin said on Saturday. "The CIA made a request to the Justice Department to investigate and possibly bring criminal charges against these three [senators]," Babbin told WABC Radio host Monica Crowley. "My information is that investigation is ongoing." Mr. Rockefeller is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Mr. Durbin is...
  • Joseph Wilson's Amazing Left-Wing Dreamland

    07/22/2005 6:04:44 AM PDT · by cricket · 47 replies · 2,116+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 22, 2005 | Ben Johnson
    AS THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS SPIDERWEB OF LIES SPUN BY former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV unravels, the media has gone out of its way to question the credibility of…Karl Rove. Despite Rove’s demonstrable non-leak of Valerie Plame’s non-secret identity, the dogs continue to gather, hungry for a second term scandal, while the Wilsons’ blatant self-promotion erodes whatever basis they had for a story in the first place. Perhaps Joe Wilson’s two biggest whoppers were his claim to have spoken out because of his deep, non-partisan commitment to “truth,” and his inconsolable remorse that his wife’s closely guarded anonymity had become...
  • Joseph Wilson's Amazing Left-Wing Dreamland

    07/23/2005 8:44:08 AM PDT · by macsmind76 · 89 replies · 2,638+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 22 June 2005 | Ben Johnson
    AS THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS SPIDERWEB OF LIES SPUN BY former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV unravels, the media has gone out of its way to question the credibility of…Karl Rove. Despite Rove’s demonstrable non-leak of Valerie Plame’s non-secret identity, the dogs continue to gather, hungry for a second term scandal, while the Wilsons’ blatant self-promotion erodes whatever basis they had for a story in the first place. Perhaps Joe Wilson’s two biggest whoppers were his claim to have spoken out because of his deep, non-partisan commitment to “truth,” and his inconsolable remorse that his wife’s closely guarded anonymity had become...
  • CIA's Tenet was 'furious' over leak, Schumer says

    07/23/2005 8:53:56 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 203 replies · 5,810+ views
    The Buffalo (NY) Times ^ | July 23, 2005 | Douglas Turner
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., revealed Friday that two years ago he discussed the blown cover of CIA operative Valerie Plame with then CIA director George Tenet and that Tenet "was furious." Tenet promptly called the Justice Department to demand an investigation into who in the Bush administration leaked Plame's identity to columnist Robert Novak, Schumer said at a hearing held by House and Senate Democrats. Novak revealed Plame's identity in July 2003 in a column in which he said she played a key role in having her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, sent to Niger to investigate...
  • Excuse the Vanity- Question about the Press/Wilson Nonsense.

    07/17/2005 9:18:10 PM PDT · by The South Texan · 19 replies · 691+ views
    none | 7/17/05 | Self
    I am thinking about writing a letter to my local fish wrap because editor was crying about the Rove nonsense and the fact that Judith Miller was a hero to all for standing up for the press and their "First Amendment Rights" and protection of confidential sources. The jest of my letter is going to focus on why we shouldn't feel sorry for Ms. Miller and the rest of the press because they (the liberal press) are the first ones to applaud when the First Amendment protections to free speech during federal elections was attacked (McCain/Feingold) and when a court...
  • The Plame Affair: When is a 'Leak' a Covert Action? - (ex-CBS, Gannett VP sets record straight)

    07/17/2005 6:37:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,357+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 17, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    In journalism, the definition of “leak” suggests that it is applied to government officials who purposely give reporters secret or confidential information in order to publicize something they do not like so that it can be defeated before being voted upon. “Outing” a CIA agent is only a crime if the agent is under cover overseas or has been during the past five years. This law was created to prevent the assassinations of CIA agents on foreign shores as had been caused by Philip Agee in 1978 who listed CIA agents undercover in foreign cities, causing the murder of some....
  • LAUGH BREAK: JOSEPH WILSON--VALERIE PLAME LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST (post your look-alikes here)

    07/17/2005 3:51:40 PM PDT · by Liz · 61 replies · 3,657+ views
    7/17/05
    The buzz is that all of the fun-loving Dims are having "Rovegate" parties to trash Karl Rove and GWB over the CIA outing controversy. We need to show we can have fun too......by having a Wilson-Plame Look-Alike Contest. Post here your choices for the look-alikes.
  • Spy Games

    07/17/2005 8:41:38 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 14 replies · 796+ views
    NRO ^ | September 29, 2003 | Clifford May
    Was it really a secret that Joe Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA? It's the top story in the Washington Post this morning as well as in many other media outlets. Who leaked the fact that the wife of Joseph C. Wilson IV worked for the CIA? What also might be worth asking: "Who didn't know?" I believe I was the first to publicly question the credibility of Mr. Wilson, a retired diplomat sent to Niger to look into reports that Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase yellowcake uranium for his nuclear-weapons program. On July 6, Mr. Wilson wrote an...
  • Lie To Me, Please! (Guess who Matt Cooper's Wife Is?)

    07/17/2005 9:44:38 PM PDT · by icecold · 86 replies · 3,771+ views
    Opinion Editorials.com ^ | July 17, 2005 | R.V.Tucker
    Now I read that Matt Cooper’s (the journalist who received Rove’s so-called ‘leak’) wife is Mandy Grunwald; media consultant and campaign advisor to both Bill and Hillary Clinton......
  • The Rove Scandal: Now I'm Smeared as the Leaker (David Corn sez NOT contacted by Fitzgerald!)

    07/16/2005 12:43:25 PM PDT · by Stultis · 73 replies · 6,392+ views
    Corn's Website/Blog ^ | 15 July 2005 | David Corn
    David Corn responding to Clifford May's column in National Review. Blah, blah, blah. Unconvincing. Those of you following this closely will want to read it for clues, but I'm only going to post what (to me) was the big news: Here's another fact that may interest anyone who thinks May might have a point:Number of times I've been contacted by Patrick Fitzgerald, interviewed or contacted by his investigators, and called before the grand jury: 0. What the h*ll is this? David Corn published an article only two days after Novak's column that exposed Plame in far greater detail than Novak...
  • REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOKS (David Corn Exposed Valerie Plame's "Covert" Status!)

    07/16/2005 9:37:20 AM PDT · by Checkers · 144 replies · 15,448+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 07/15/2005 09:10 AM Eastern | Cliff May
    An interesting post by Cliff May: "This morning, I have a piece up elsewhere on NRO showing that The Nation’s David Corn--not syndicated columnist Bob Novak--was the first to reveal that Valerie Plame was an undercover operative. It further suggests that David did so based on information provided to him by none other than Joseph C. Wilson IV. While working on that piece, I had an exchange with David and, with his permission, I thought I’d share that with you. Dear David: I have a question--one you may not be willing to answer but I’m curious so let me try:...
  • Was Joe Wison Himself A "Leak" Source in Revealing Plame's CIA Identity?

    07/17/2005 7:20:26 PM PDT · by FReethesheeples · 109 replies · 2,374+ views
    Could minor Ambassador Joe Wilson himself have been the source in blowing his own Wife's "cover" (even if she had not been a covert CIA agent at the time of the alleged "leaks")? It is distinctly possible, (though it may be unlikely that Joe Wilson himself directly was NY Times Judith Miller's source), since Joe Wilson himself evidently routinely bragged openly to strangers about her CIA employment, prior to such "cover" being "blown" in the press. Here's an example of Joe's apparently routine and open bragging about Valerie being a "CIA agent," which became known directly to me over a...
  • A Justice showdown is Brewing

    07/11/2005 5:04:03 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 46 replies · 1,271+ views
    Townhall ^ | 7/1//05 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The pre-nomination battle over who President Bush should name to the Supreme Court contains enough irony and internal political warfare to fill a Tolstoy novel. Initially, the story leading up to Bush's first nomination to that court was expected to be an all-out war by liberal Democrats who know that the next Republican appointment is going to push the nine-judge panel in a decidedly conservative direction. Indeed, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was overheard on an Amtrak Metroliner last week saying that he and his liberal allies were preparing "to go to war" to block whomever Bush chose....
  • Material Support to.."Business Professionals"-(McClellan:US sending $350 Million to Hamas,PLO)

    04/15/2005 6:54:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 351+ views
    DEFEND DEMOCRACY.ORG ^ | APRIL 14, 2005 | ANDREW C. McCARTHY
    Back in July, the Justice Department held a bells-‘n-whistles press conference to announce a major case: a 42-count indictment, charging seven men and an ostensible charity with underwriting Hamas to the tune of nearly $60 million. Hamas, a ruthless terrorist organization dedicated to the annihilation of Israel and responsible for numerous gruesome attacks that have claimed the lives of hundreds of victims — including Americans — has been formally designated as a terrorist organization under various U.S. laws for many years. In announcing the indictment, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft could not have been more straightforward: “To those who exploit good...
  • SAIC says FBI should deploy its software

    02/04/2005 4:23:11 AM PST · by bd476 · 9 replies · 2,548+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com by San Diego Union Tribune ^ | February 3, 2005 | Joe Cantlupe
    WASHINGTON – "San Diego defense contractor SAIC said Thursday it had fixed flaws in heavily criticized software it developed for the FBI as part of a $170 million contract to help the agency track terrorists and manage criminal cases. "We fully conformed to the contract we have and gave the taxpayers real value for their money," said Arnold L. Punaro, executive vice president of SAIC. He blamed the FBI for the initial problems, saying the agency had a parade of program managers and demanded too many design changes. During 15 months that SAIC worked on the program, 19 different government...
  • The Unholy Triumvirate

    02/01/2005 5:47:39 PM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 296+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/1/05 | Kathleen Antrim
    Sen. Hillary Clinton made a speech to the alumni of Brandeis University on January 23. Nirvi Shah of the Palm Beach Post reported that Clinton said, "America's leaders don't have a vision." This statement makes me wonder if Clinton was dozing off during the inaugural address. Or is she just bitter? No vision? President Bush couldn't have been clearer on his vision for freedom around the globe and offering American support for those who seek to free themselves from tyranny. And quite frankly, the American ideals of which Bush spoke have been the mantra of progressives for as long as...
  • U.S. TRAVEL ALERT IRRITATES MEXICO ( SO WHAT! )

    01/28/2005 2:39:00 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 41 replies · 1,925+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 27 jAN 2005 | JOHN RICE
    MEXICO CITY - A U.S. warning about violence along the border in Mexico created unexpected friction with a crucial neighbor Thursday, just as new Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) and other new members of President Bush (news - web sites)'s team are starting to take office. The blunt warning was issued because of an upswing of killings and kidnappings linked to battles between drug gangs in towns along the Mexican side of the border, but Mexico's top Cabinet officer, Interior Secretary Santiago Creel, insisted that the warning "went too far." -- snip -- U.S. State Department...
  • Ashcroft's farewell praises Justice effort

    12/11/2004 7:46:09 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 5 replies · 466+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-11-04 | Jerry Seper
    Attorney General John Ashcroft, in a farewell speech yesterday to Justice Department employees, praised their efforts in deterring terrorism since the September 11 attacks on America,...... -snip- "Al Qaeda has not lost its thirst for American blood. ... We know that terrorists will strike when and if they can. For three years, terrorists have not struck at America because you and people who work with you in this law-enforcement community have not let them," he said. Mr. Ashcroft's tenure as the nation's chief law-enforcement officer has been under constant attack from civil rights groups, other liberal organizations and political opponents...
  • Justice Dept demanding records on liberal Internet site that lists delegates to RNC

    08/29/2004 1:46:24 PM PDT · by nwrep · 128 replies · 8,403+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | August 29, 2004 | Drudge
    <p>Justice Dept demanding records on liberal Internet site that lists delegates to Republican National Convention... Developing...</p>
  • AP: Superiors Hindered Terror Prosecutors

    08/08/2004 9:39:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 302+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/8/04 | John Solomon - AP
    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors in the first major terror trial after Sept. 11 were hindered by superiors from presenting some of their most powerful evidence, including testimony from an al-Qaida leader and video footage showing Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s European operatives casing American landmarks, Justice Department (news - web sites) memos show. The department's terrorism unit "provided no help of any kind in this prosecution," the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit wrote in one of the memos, which detail bitter divisions between front-line prosecutors and their superiors in Washington. The Detroit case ended last summer with the convictions,...
  • Farah Questions: "When Revealing Crime Is the Crime"

    07/22/2004 8:16:36 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 825+ views
    WND.com ^ | 07-22-04 | Farah, Joseph
    When revealing crime is the crime Posted: July 22, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com When you look at the news of the world on a daily basis as my profession forces me to do, you can't help but conclude the human race is going mad. How else can one explain the way up is now down, right is now wrong, left is now right and in is now out? For example, I thought for sure when news broke that a former national security adviser was caught red-handed stealing highly classified national security secrets from the National Archive, Americans...
  • Defense Dept. Stops Anthrax Shots, Studies Court Decision

    12/26/2003 7:03:18 PM PST · by Calpernia · 49 replies · 513+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec. 24, 2003 | By Jim Garamone
    The Defense Department will stop anthrax vaccinations until the legal situation around a recent court decision is resolved, defense officials said. Defense officials and lawyers with the Justice Department are examining a decision handed down by a federal judge in Washington Dec. 22 that ordered DoD to stop anthrax vaccinations for U.S. service members without their consent, Pentagon officials said Dec. 23. "The lawyers are examining it," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon press conference Dec. 23. "And at the appropriate time, they will be making a recommendation as to the way forward." DoD still considers anthrax...
  • Attorney Asks Why Justice Departmemt Approved Texas Map

    12/21/2003 7:43:53 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 165+ views
    Attorney asks why Justice Department approved map associated press An attorney representing Texas congressional Democrats in a federal redistricting trial has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to explain how it arrived at its decision to uphold a Republican redistricting plan. Attorney Gerry Hebert sent a letter to the Justice Department on Saturday saying he has heard from people within the agency that Civil Rights Division lawyers investigating the Texas map had recommended it not be allowed. But he said political appointees at the department overruled them. A Justice Department spokes woman on Saturday declined to comment and could not...
  • Texas Denies Redistricting Map Drawn to Harm Minority Blocs

    12/19/2003 6:59:46 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 210+ views
    State denies redistricting map drawn to harm minority blocs AUSTIN (AP) — Attorneys for the state defended a congressional district map in a federal courtroom Thursday, attempting to disprove plaintiffs' arguments that the new lines were drawn with racially discriminatory intent, violating the Voting Rights Act. Attorney Andy Taylor questioned a map drawer about the intent with which each of the 32 districts was created by the Texas Legislature. "I'm not aware of splits made to break up minority blocks," said Bill Davis, a former Republican state legislator and lobbyist who testified as the state began its case in the...
  • Justice Dept. Finds Evidence of Abuse of Sept. 11 Detainees

    12/18/2003 7:58:44 PM PST · by carlo3b · 108 replies · 276+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 18, 2003 | Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writer
    Justice Dept. Finds Evidence of Abuse of Sept. 11 DetaineesInspector General Says VideoTapes Show Physical, Verbal Abuse by Prison OfficialsBy Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, December 18, 2003; 1:03 PMThe Justice Department's inspector general announced today that investigators had found hundreds of prison videotapes that were not turned over by federal prison officials during an earlier investigation and that the tapes confirm reports of serious physical and verbal abuse of immigrants detained after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Inspector General Glenn A. Fine found that "some officers slammed and bounced detainees against the wall, twisted their arms and hands in...
  • U.S. Again Defies Judge in Moussaoui Case

    09/11/2003 4:39:10 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 8 replies · 157+ views
    AP via The Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 11, 2003 | LARRY MARGASAK
    The Bush administration is risking dismissal of charges against Zacarias Moussaoui by refusing for a second time to obey a court ruling that allows the terrorism defendant to question senior al-Qaida prisoners. The Justice Department on Wednesday acknowledged that U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema could respond by dismissing the case, but asked her to postpone any punishment pending an appeal. Moussaoui is the only person charged in the United States as a conspirator in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. If his case is dismissed, the government has the option of sending the French citizen's case to a military tribunal....
  • Charley Reese Previews "Great New Book" on War on Terror

    09/08/2003 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 189+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 09-08-03 | Reese, Charley
    Great New Book If you want to know what is really going on in President Bush's War on Terror, read "Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil," by James Bovard. What is so valuable about Bovard's work is that it is just plain, fact-based, footnoted reporting. He is not a polemicist, and you will find no shrill arguments, no straw men, no rants, no name-calling such as you find in most of the quickie political books that people grind out these days. Instead, you get a sober recitation of the facts set within...
  • Shreveport Forum Airs Concerns over Police "Cell-Phone" Shooting

    05/13/2003 5:42:14 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 199+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 05-13-03 | Staff Report
    <p>Nearly two months have passed since Shreveporter Marquise Hudspeth was fatally shot by police officers who mistook a cellular telephone in his hand for a gun, and still the emotional fabric of this city is torn in fragments of shock, resignation and moral outrage.</p>
  • A Busy Week for the U.S. in Its Pursuit of Tax Rebels

    11/09/2002 8:40:35 AM PST · by ppaul · 14 replies · 727+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/9/02 | DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
    The Justice Department this week moved on several fronts against tax evasion and the promotion of evasion schemes. Such moves had become so rare in recent years that promoters boasted about not paying taxes and won clients with claims that the government's not coming after them proved that taxes are voluntary. The most significant development came in Las Vegas, where an eight-year prison sentence was imposed on Max C. Tanner, 55, a former Internal Revenue Service lawyer who evaded $2 million in taxes on profits from a stock swindle. Mr. Tanner, who was taken directly to prison, was also fined...
  • Proposal hands immigrants setback

    08/28/2002 6:32:27 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies · 228+ views
    CHICAGO SUN TIMES ^ | 08/28/02 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    Immigrants automatically deported under a law ruled illegal by the Supreme Court could not return to the United States under new rules proposed by the Justice Department. The rules triggered by a June 2001 Supreme Court decision would allow immigrants convicted of certain crimes before 1996 to have hearings on whether they can stay in the United States, but those already deported are out of luck.Under the law, legal permanent residents who committed crimes before 1996 were deported without a hearing. Many who already served jail time and had started to build new lives were forced to leave their families...
  • FBI Chief Tells Congress His Agency Needs More Agents, Money and Time

    06/06/2002 8:14:02 AM PDT · by browardchad · 28 replies · 659+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/6/02 | Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told Congress on Thursday his agency needs to devote additional agents, money and time as it works to meet its "paramount mission of prevention" in an age of terrorism. "The need for change was apparent even before Sept. 11. It has become more urgent since then," he told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a nationally televised hearing. "I believe our culture must change as well." The FBI chief spoke as President Bush readied a prime time speech to announce changes in the system he establish last fall in response to the...
  • DOD Banning Non-Citizens From Jobs [re: infomation technology(IT)]

    03/21/2002 11:09:43 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 11 replies · 444+ views
    Federal Employees News Digest | March 18, 2002
    The Department of Defense is preparing to implement the most sweeping restrictions yet on foreign information technology (IT) workers. This planned policy—which will cover one-third of civilian federal employees—will ban non-U.S. citizens from a wide range of computer projects. The Departments of Justice and Treasury have instituted similar restrictions on non-citizens working in certain areas. Those steps were taken prior to last September’s attacks. The DOD policy—slated for adoption within 60 to 90 days—extends restrictions on foreign nationals handling secret information to “sensitive but unclassified positions,” which include the growing number of contract workers who process paychecks, write software,...
  • DOD Banning Non-Citizens From Jobs [re: infomation technology(IT)]

    03/21/2002 11:09:38 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 323+ views
    Federal Employees News Digest | March 18, 2002
    The Department of Defense is preparing to implement the most sweeping restrictions yet on foreign information technology (IT) workers. This planned policy—which will cover one-third of civilian federal employees—will ban non-U.S. citizens from a wide range of computer projects. The Departments of Justice and Treasury have instituted similar restrictions on non-citizens working in certain areas. Those steps were taken prior to last September’s attacks. The DOD policy—slated for adoption within 60 to 90 days—extends restrictions on foreign nationals handling secret information to “sensitive but unclassified positions,” which include the growing number of contract workers who process paychecks, write software,...
  • Justice Department Office Blames Four FBI Supervisors for McVeigh Documents Mixup

    03/19/2002 12:08:31 PM PST · by DainBramage · 9 replies · 247+ views
    Associated Press ^ | : Mar 19, 2002 | By Ted Bridis
    bod>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department harshly criticized the FBI's failure to turn over thousands of pages of documents to Timothy McVeigh's lawyers until days before his scheduled execution, but found no evidence that FBI agents meant to hide information. The 192-page report by the Justice Department inspector general's office, an independent investigative arm of the agency, said the vast majority of the mislaid or destroyed paperwork contained no significant or new information for McVeigh's defense team. However, it acknowledged that even the IG's lengthy investigation had difficulty determining whether all destroyed documents had been disclosed. The report blamed human...