Worried About The Federal Employee Data Breach?

July 5, 2015 9:11 AM Comments

Consumer Reports offers some basic tips for federal employees who have been impacted or are concerned they may have been impacted by the recent data breaches at OPM.

NSA Bugged Brazil

July 4, 2015 6:34 PM Comments

The National Security Agency bugged nearly 30 Brazilian government phone numbers, according to the organization Wikileaks.

Making the Government Impenetrable To Hackers Impossible, Experts Say

July 3, 2015 2:03 PM Comments

While the government scrambles to strengthen cybersecurity in the wake of the massive hack of millions of employee records, it will never be able to make its systems impenetrable, cyber experts say.

Facing Criticism On Security Clearance Shutdown, Government Says Investigations Can Start –On Paper

July 3, 2015 8:53 AM Comments

Federal authorities announced late Thursday that the government can start the process of vetting applicants for security clearances on paper while the database for background investigations is offline for at least several weeks.

SSA Spends More Than It Makes to Collect Wrongful Payments

July 3, 2015 8:52 AM Comments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) spends more money than it collects when trying to recover payments to individuals who received benefits for which they were not eligible.

OPM Breach Revealed One Month Ago, But The Wound For Feds Remains Raw

July 2, 2015 10:31 PM Comments

It’s been a month since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a massive hack on federal employee records, but that has not been enough time for the wound to heal.

Texas A&M Forest Service Employee Receives Prestigious Smokey Bear Award

July 2, 2015 10:28 PM Comments

For one Texas A&M Forest Service employee, helping spread the message of wildfire prevention has resulted in receiving a prestigious Smokey Bear Award.

OPM Blocks Gmail, Facebook Under New Web Restrictions

July 2, 2015 10:27 PM Comments

The Office of Personnel Management is trying to shore up its cybersecurity posture by cracking down on potentially risky behaviors — such as Gmail and Facebook.

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