The Office of Personnel Management recently stated that it is planning to announce as soon as next week the size of a second breach of its servers, which exposed highly sensitive security-clearance information of intelligence and military personnel.
A group of whistle-blowers from Veterans Affairs facilities across the country is calling for the replacement of interim VA Inspector General Richard Griffin, arguing in a letter to President Obama that the VA’s chief watchdog is “unable to fulfill the responsibilities and duties” of the job.
According to a lawsuit, a couple boarded a flight with their 18-month old daughter after buying their tickets and going through TSA screening only to be told by a flight attendant they had to get off of the plane because their daughter had been placed on the no-fly list. The incident is being blamed on a computer glitch.
The Office of Personnel Management chief should be held responsible for the lapse in security that led to the breach of millions of personal records, a whopping 84 percent of Passcode’s pool of security and privacy experts said.
The FBI is establishing command centers around the country to monitor any potential terrorist threats around the July 4 weekend.
The Transportation Security Administration, following the lead of several major airlines, is considering a plan to respond directly to questions and comments from travelers, via Twitter.
The nonprofit watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has released its annual report of violent incidents against federal employees at the Bureau of Land Management.