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Nextgov: OPM Hack Affected Victims’ Family Members

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The Office of Personnel Management has said the effects of the 2015 data breach extends to the family members and contacts of 21.5 million individuals whose records were compromised, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes OPM updated its FAQ that said hackers gained access to security clearance background investigation forms which includes information on family …

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GAO: VA, NASA, OPM, NRC Should Address Lapses in Data System Access Controls

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, Office of Personnel Management and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address weaknesses in their access controls for information systems that store sensitive data. GAO said in a report released Tuesday the four federal agencies should also fully implement the components …

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OPM Issues Hiring Preference Guide for Senior-Level National Security Posts

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New guidance from the Office of Personnel Management recommends that federal agencies give “strong” preference to top-level national security job candidates who have performed interagency rotational services. In the guidance published Wednesday, acting OPM Director Beth Cobert instructed leaders of agencies to ensure that individuals who have completed the National Security Professional Development Interagency Personnel Rotations …

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4 Senators Ask Sen. Mitch McConnell to Advance Beth Cobert’s Nomination as OPM Chief

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Senators from Maryland and Virginia have asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to have the upper chamber vote on the confirmation of Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, as OPM chief. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), Tim Kaine (D-Virginia), Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), and Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) said …

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Beth Cobert: OPM Makes Strides in IT Cybersecurity

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Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, has said she is confident about the cybersecurity of the agency’s new information technology systems in an interview with the Washington Post published Wednesday. She told The Post’s Joe Davidson that OPM moved to implement data protection measures after last year’s breach incident that …

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