Senate Judiciary Committee

  • The FOIA Act of 2014 would amend the Freedom of Information Act in 12 ways. It calls for the online portal and requires more oversight by agency inspectors general. But some agency FOIA officers say the bill only would improve the information disclosure process minimally.

    March 19, 2014
  • The bills cover national standards for security breaches involving personal data. Companies would have to take reasonable steps to secure customers\' personal information, and to tell customers if there\'s been a breach.

    September 23, 2011
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed three cybersecurity bills, all dealing with national standards for security breaches involving personal data. But the votes followed party lines making it harder to move them to the full Senate for a vote.

    September 23, 2011
  • GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.

    July 29, 2010
  • Your agency\'s oversight by Congress can cause heartburn for the leadership of the organization.

    May 11, 2010
  • After a challenging few weeks for her agency, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing. She answered questions about response to swine flu, security on the US-Mexico…

    May 07, 2009

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