Washington, DC - Friday, we commemorated the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. We renew our steadfast commitment to promoting a free and independent press and advocating for accountability against those who commit violence or other crimes against journalists.

Lexington, Kentucky - Former fugitive and social security disability lawyer Eric Christopher Conn, 58, of Pikeville, Kentucky, was sentenced in September to a total of 27 years in prison for his role in retaliating against an informant, fleeing from the United States, and defrauding the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) of more than $550 million.  When he went to prison, however, approximately 6,000 to 7,000 client files relating to claims for social security benefits remained in his former Kentucky law office. 

Washington, DC - "The United States has launched a campaign of economic pressure to deny the regime the funds it needs to advance its bloody agenda." ~ President Donald J. Trump

Washington, DC - A century ago, a diabetes diagnosis was, for many, a death sentence.  At the time, no method for extracting insulin to treat diabetes had been discovered, and the life expectancy for people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes was less than three years.

Washington, DC - The Justice Department Tuesday announced the one-year anniversary of its initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing. Since its launch in October 2017 and nationwide expansion in April 2018, the Department has seen a major upswing in both reporting and enforcement. Over the past year, the Department has:

Versailles, France - On November 16, 2018, the General Conference on Weights and Measures, the governing body of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, will hold a gathering at the Palais des Congrès in Versailles, France, to celebrate its historic vote to adopt a new definition of the Système International d’Unités (SI)—the measurement system used by virtually the entire world—based on fixed numerical values of seven fundamental constants of physics. That will be one day before my 57th birthday, and 21 years, nearly to the day, since I began my career at NIST.