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Former Dept of Justice Attorney Sentenced To 30 Months For Obtaining Information About Companies Named in Qui Tam Lawsuits and Using That Information in Private Practice.

Sometimes clients will believe that by hiring attorneys who have just left the government, they can obtain confidential information. While those attorneys have relationships with the other attorneys and agents, they have strict ethical rules where they cannot use information … Continue reading

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State Dept closes Mexican consulate, warns Americans in Yucatan area

The State Department abruptly closed the US consulate in the popular tourist destination of Playa del Carmen late Wednesday evening and ordered  US government employees to stay out of the area. They warn other Americans either in the region or … Continue reading

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Interior Dept. wants to lower royalties that offshore oil, coal companies pay

Enlarge / Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 5,000 functioning oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, and 27,000 abandoned wells. (Photo by: Dave Walsh/VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) Last week the Interior … Continue reading

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(U.S. Dept. of) Interior to offer new mashup capability for its extensive satellite data library

by Joanne Irne Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty Source: NextGov BY ALIYA STERNSTEIN Interior Department contractor Esri, a map software developer, is expected Tuesday to launch a commercial tool that will enable programmers and non-techies alike to manipulate Interior's library … Continue reading

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Dept of Transportation promises comment period on BARR program

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty Source: AVweb DOT will invite comments from affected parties before it changes eligibility requirements for the Block Aircraft Registration Request program. As reported last week, the National Business Aviation Association sent notice … Continue reading

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