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2014-02-27 16:27:31

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued the below statement following the announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder has been hospitalized: "I want to extend my thoughts and well wishes to Attorney General Eric Holder who was hospitalized earlier today. Since then, my office has been in touch with officials at the Justice...

2014-01-10 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting an open session Jan. 14 to encourage the innovation of software applications that employ freely available government data to advance public safety. Following the Safety Datapalooza, the open session encourages innovators from the private, nonprofit and academic sectors to discuss the development of ultra-high-speed software applications to be used to...

2013-12-13 16:23:04

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the release of Making Sense of DNA Backlogs, 2012-- Myths vs. Reality. The "Special Report" is an update to the original 2009 and 2010 publications and is based on data collected from more than 120 public laboratories that receive NIJ grants. It provides a more complete and accurate picture of DNA backlogs than previous editions because all laboratories now report data using...

2013-11-21 16:20:40

More NIJ Challenges are Underway WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced that a team from Purdue University's school of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering won the first public competition challenge offered by the U.S. Department of Justice. The team received a $25,000 prize for proposing a concept for testing the viability of in-service body armor called the Vibration Energy Signature Test (VEST). While very...

2013-11-12 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), released the following statement on the announcement that the Department of Justice has reached a settlement to end its lawsuit blocking the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways: "I applaud this morning's decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to allow the completion of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. The announced settlement will retain a hub in...

2013-11-12 12:21:23

Hopeful Merger Continues to Provide Opportunities for Frontline Workers WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing US Airways Flight Attendants, today issued the following statement from AFA US Airways president Roger Holmin after the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with US Airways/American Airlines. The resolution of the anti-trust lawsuit will now be submitted to Bankruptcy Judge...

2013-10-28 12:24:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is introducing new enhancements to the evidence-based information dissemination tool, CrimeSolutions.gov. With over 270 program profiles, CrimeSolutions.gov provides users the ability to quickly assess program effectiveness based on rigorous social science evaluations. "CrimeSolutions.gov is our primary resource for information about the effectiveness of...

2013-10-24 12:23:35

Increases driven by simple assaults and crime not reported to police WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Violent and property crime rates rose for U.S. residents in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These estimates are based on data from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) which has collected information from victims of crime age 12 or older since 1973. The violent crime rate (which includes rape or sexual assault, robbery,...

2013-10-15 12:21:19

Patricia Davis, a twenty-year veteran of the Department of Justice, has joined GeyerGorey LLP as of counsel. She previously served as Assistant Director, Fraud Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where she was responsible for investigating and prosecuting hundreds of cases involving fraud on government healthcare, procurement and grant/loan programs. Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Davis was Deputy Counsel to the Inspector General at the General Services Administration....

2013-09-30 16:22:58

HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE: HDY) today announced that in September 2013 it received a subpoena from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting that the Company produce documents relating to its business in Guinea. In 2006, a Production Sharing Contract was signed by the Company and the government of Guinea granting rights to an oil and gas concession offshore Guinea. The Company understands that the DOJ is...