Former ATF special agent and whistleblower Vincent Cefalu says the bureau needs a permanent director, and more accountability in dealing with whistleblowers.
In today’s Federal Newscast, law enforcement agencies are watching the gun debates, wondering how they’ll carry out possible new regulations.
Federal agencies and leadership take to apps such as Facebook and Twitter to remind public and employees that they’re open for business
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of seven defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed a bungled federal gun operation
The Justice Department is facing several challenges in 2017 including threats to national and cyber security, overcrowding of prison systems and potential negligence in use of appropriated funds. DoJ’s Michael Horowitz and Kelly McFadden discuss the challenges on In Depth with the Justice Department.
Too many agencies are producing allegations of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to overseas parties funded by criminals.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would get new enforcement powers under a bill from Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). Among the provisions: Lifting a ban on a national, consolidated database of guns sold. Beyer joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share how his bill would change the ATF.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on the plan to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the hiring of 200 special agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, as well as the investment in the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network and National Firearms Act applications.
The FBI will hire more than 230 National Instant Criminal Background Check System examiners and other specialists, nearly double its existing workforce, to help process mandatory background checks. The agency is also partnering with the U.S. Digital Service to overhaul the NICS.
Rick Holgate has been the chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the Justice Department for the past six years. His service at ATF is over though. Rick joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to review his tenure at ATF and talk about his future.