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Transcript of Background Briefing with Department of Justice Officials on Consolidated Attorney General Guidelines

September 13, 2008

The Department of Justice is harmonizing several sets of Attorney General guidelines to produce a consolidated set of guidelines governing domestic FBI operations that is transparent and as consistent as possible between criminal and national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection. The new consolidated guidelines will, in short, integrate more completely and harmonize the standards that apply to the FBI’s activities. These proposed changes reflect precisely what we asked of the FBI after September 11, 2001. The terrorists who attacked us on that day did so from within the United States; and it is for that reason that the clear-eyed and bipartisan 9/11 Commission, the Silberman-Robb Commission, and the Joint Congressional Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities each concluded that the FBI had to become more nimble and effective at collecting and analyzing intelligence.

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Other News
September 15, 2008

The Justice Department today announced that it will monitor the primary election in Boston on Sept. 16, 2008, to ensure compliance with federal voting rights statutes, particularly the minority language provisions of the Voting Rights Act.  (Read More)

Ira W. Gentry Jr. and Randy W. Jenkins were convicted of securities and tax fraud relative to an elaborate scheme to defraud UniDyn Corporation’s investors. (Read More)

Staten Island University Hospital agreed to pay the United States $74,032,565 to settle claims that the hospital defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and the military’s health insurance program, TRICARE. (Read More)

September 12, 2008

In a joint statement to the Illinois Task Force on Health Planning Reform, the Department and the Federal Trade Commission stated the agencies’ position regarding certificate-of-need laws, saying that the laws undercut consumer choice, stifle innovation and weaken markets’ ability to contain health care costs. This statement reiterates the agencies’ ongoing efforts to promote competition in health care.  (Read More)

Project Safe Childhood
As part of Project Safe Childhood, the U.S. Department of Justice together with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and the Ad Council have partnered to produce the following Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) in an ongoing initiative to protect America’s youth. Further, the Project Safe Childhood Web site provides information to our federal, state, and local community partners that will help protect our children from online exploitation and abuse.

Links to the PSA’s and Project Safe Childhood Web site are below:

Watch PSC Videos:  Campaign Introduction      Everyone Knows Your Name      Bulletin Board
View Project Safe Childhood site

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bullet Combat Terrorism
bullet Apprehend Most-Wanted and Other Fugitives
bullet Locate Missing Persons
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bullet Operate Task Forces
bullet Help Victims of Crime
bullet Foster Safe Communities
bullet Combat Gang Violence
bullet Prevent Youth Violence
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bullet Fight Trafficking in Persons
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