cybersecurity

FCW: OPM Breach Timeline Details Hackers’ Data Extraction, Federal Response to Attack

The Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Homeland Security have created a timeline of the cyber attack that exposed data on approximately 22 million former and current ...
cybersecurity

House Committee Asks US-CERT to Provide Details on OPM Breach, Incident Response

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team to submit a report on the group’s efforts to help investigate and respond ...
cybersecurity

Jeff Wagner: OPM to Address Access Control After CDM Tools Deployment Completion

Jeff Wagner, director of security operations at the Office of Personnel Management, has said OPM will work to lay out new access control measures once it completes work to implement ...
cybersecurity

Senate Postpones Decision on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

The Senate has adjourned for summer recess without holding a floor vote on legislation that would allow cyber threat data exchange between federal agencies and private companies, Federal ...
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NY Times: US Eyes Retaliation for Gov’t Cyber Attacks

The White House wants to enforce retaliatory measures against the China-backed source of a cyber attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management after the federal government realized ...
cybersecurity

PSC Calls for Immediate Fraud Protection of Contractors Affected by OPM Breach

The Professional Services Council has urged the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to provide notification and identity monitoring services to the approximately 21.5 million victims ...
digital government

OPM Reinstates Online Background Check System; Sam Schumach Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has resumed operations of its online system used to carry out background checks on federal personnel after it was offline for almost a month due ...
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Senate Committee OKs $21M in Additional OPM Cybersecurity Budget

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would increase the Office of Personnel Management‘s fiscal 2016 budget by $24 million, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jack ...
US office of personnel management

Report: OPM to Award Contract for Clearance Files Breach by Aug. 14

The Office of Personnel Management plans to award a contract by mid-August for notification and identity protection services that the agency plans to provide people affected by the ...
cybersecurity

Sam Schumach: OPM Amends Database Access Policy After Hacking Incident

The Office of Personnel Management has changed its database privacy rules to allow federal investigators to analyze the agency’s data repositories for security breach, Nextgov ...