Law Enforcement

The DHS Tech Office Develops a Portable Gunshot Detection System

The new gunfire detection tool can be deployed in temporary locations and is designed to reduce instances of false positives.

The Jan. 6 Committee Report and the Legacy of the Insurrection

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the work of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

What The Criminal Referral Of Trump Means – A Constitutional Law Expert Explains The Jan. 6 Committee Action

The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.

Where Will The FBI HQ Go? The Omnibus Tells GSA To Consult With Lawmakers

The FBI headquarters was a sticking point in the final hours of government funding negotiations.

House Jan. 6 Panel Refers Trump for Criminal Charges, Including Inciting Insurrection

Committee says Trump associates, including attorneys Eastman, Chesebro and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, likely also played criminal roles

ATF Should Shore Up Its Policies on Hiring Family and Friends, Says Watchdog

Recruiting family and friends as special agents isn’t an issue in and of itself, but more can be done for the agency’s policies and training, the Justice Department inspector general said.

Senate Report: The Bureau Overseeing Federal Prisons Has Failed to Protect Women Inmates from Sexual Abuse

The agency’s director said she is committed to combating this issue through prevention, reporting, investigation, discipline and prosecutions.

Special Counsels, like the One Leading the Department of Justice’s Investigation of Trump, Are Intended to Be Independent – but They Aren’t Entirely

Special counsels are not entirely independent, but they do still help administrations avoid the perception of bias.

Women at the FBI Training Academy Faced Sexist Jokes and Other Inappropriate Behavior, IG Finds 

The Justice Department inspector general made seven recommendations for addressing disparities, which the FBI agreed with. 

No Inmate Transfer ‘Should be Handled Like Bulger’s,” Federal Watchdog Says

The Justice Department’s inspector general issued a series of recommended reforms in response to the killing of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger just hours after a move to a new prison.

Supreme Court Wrestles Over Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Policy

The Biden administration instructed immigration agents to focus on deporting undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of felonies or pose a danger to public safety. Texas filed a lawsuit saying the change was illegal.

GovExec Daily: Agencies Need to Take Better Care of their Working Dogs

GAO's Steve Morris joins the podcast to discuss the recent report on canine safety at agencies.

The Justice Department Is Cracking Down on Sexual Misconduct by Prisons Employees

“Sexual misconduct by staff will not be tolerated, and I look forward to collaborating with our federal partners to eradicate [it],” said the new director of the prisons agency.

GovExec Daily: Bureau of Prisons Director Wants to Address Workforce Issues in a 'Meaningful Way'

Courtney Bublé interviews Colette Peters about her role and perceptions about the federal prisons agency.