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Reports: OPM Chief Steps Down, Beth Cobert Named Acting Director

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned from her position Friday, one day after the agency disclosed what it found in its investigation into the breaches on its computer systems, multiple media outlets are reporting. National Journal reports Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, …

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Robert Work Calls for Nuclear Deterrent Force Modernization

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has emphasized the significance of having “a strong nuclear deterrent force” amid the nuclear modernization efforts by China, Russia and North Korea, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work said in a testimony before the House Armed Services Committee that the capability to maintain such …

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DNI James Clapper: China is Top Suspect in OPM Hack

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, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Damian Paletta writes that Clapper’s statement is the first direct attribution of the attack given by the administration. …

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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 Nakashima writes OPM discovered the intrusion in April and said it will inform approximately 4 million former and current federal employees whose personal …

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Michael Rogers: Some Nation-States Capable of ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ Attack on US

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers has cautioned that some nation-states have the ability to launch a concerted cyber attack and steal U.S. intellectual property, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. Yasmin Tadjdeh writes that Rogers, who also heads U.S. Cyber Command, believes that countries such as China and Russia can target the financial sector and critical infrastructure …

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