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DOJ ends Booz Allen criminal investigation

Federal IT contractor Booz Allen Hamilton is no longer under criminal investigation by the Justice Department, the company shared on an earnings call. Booz Allen in 2017 disclosed that it was under criminal and civil investigation by the DOJ in relation to accounting and indirect cost charging practices relating to its government work — the civil probe remains open. It comes as Booz Allen on Friday reported a 14.7% year-on-year rise in operating profits for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021. John Hewitt Jones has the story.

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The IRS wants help breaking into seized cryptowallets

The IRS can't quite crack crytpowallets. The tax agency issued a request for information asking for the help of industry in researching techniques to exploit the seized digital wallets that hold the keys to accessing criminals' cryptocurrencies. “The explicit outcome of this requirement is to tame the cybersecurity research into measured, repeatable, consistent digital forensics processes that can be trained and followed in a digital forensics’ laboratory," the agency said. Billy Mitchell has more.

SAM.gov gets update

The federal government’s one-stop-shop for contracting activities SAM.gov dropped the “beta” from its name Monday. In rolling out the new and improved SAM.gov, the General Services Administration made about 50 improvements from its beta version based on 35,000 pieces of user feedback, with a focus on data security, during the transition. Dave Nyczepir has a look.


Why agencies see edge computing on the IT horizon

U.S. Customs and Border Protection director Ed Mays and Dell Technologies’ John Garrett discuss trends driving demand for increased edge computing resources. That includes more users and devices generating data on federal networks and operating in areas where connections to the cloud aren’t always feasible or reliable. Because of the trajectory of AI adoption, agency leaders see no choice but to move computing to the edge, they say. Listen to the full conversation.

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