cybersecurity

Federal-Postal Coalition Seeks Special IT Task Force to Investigate OPM Hacks

The Federal-Postal Coalition has called on President Barack Obama to form a dedicated information technology task force to handle the investigation on the data breaches at the Office ...
Tony Scott

Tony Scott: OPM’s Cyber Defense Plans Have ‘Right Tools,’ Organized in ‘Right Way’

Tony Scott Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has given his support for cybersecurity plans put in place by Katherine Archuleta and Donna Seymour at the Office of Personnel ...
James Clapper

DNI James Clapper: China is Top Suspect in OPM Hack

James Clapper Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has identified the Chinese government as the leading suspect in the recent data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, ...
cybersecurity

OPM Moves to Secure IT Systems; Katherine Archuleta Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has been collaborating with other federal agencies, Congress and industry to identify additional methods for OPM to strengthen protection of its systems ...
Katherine Archuleta

Katherine Archuleta: OPM IT Modernization Part of Agency’s Data Security Efforts

Katherine Archuleta Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, has told a Senate appropriations subcommittee that OPM is scheduled to implement a new data ...
CyberCrimeKeyboard

OPM Data Hacks Prompt New Federal Cybersecurity Effort

Federal investigators have uncovered a second breach at the Office of Personnel Management as they examined an earlier incident affecting approximately 4 million federal employee records, ...
cybersecurity

Senate Turns Down Cyber Data Sharing Bill

The Senate rejected a public-private cyber data sharing bill Thursday on a 56-40 vote, the National Journal reports. Dustin Volz writes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ...
DataCenter

OPM Breach Draws Attention to Government’s IT Shared Services Adoption; Samuel Schumach, John Marshall Comment

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement citing the possible association of an Interior Department-run shared services data center with a breach that may have exposed ...
CyberCrimeKeyboard

Report: OPM Breach Compromises 4M Federal Employee Records

The Office of Personnel Management has fallen victim to a breach that U.S. authorities believe as the work of Chinese government-sponsored hackers, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Ellen ...
GAO

GAO Calls for Improvements in Human Capital Management

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Personnel Management and other federal agencies to make some improvements to the General Schedule classification system ...