Tag: Data Breach

Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees Their Own Cyber Victim Coordinator

By on August 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees Their Own Cyber Victim Coordinator

Legislation has been introduced to create a new position to help federal employees who are the victims of cyber attacks. The author raises some questions that are not immediately clear from the text of the bill.

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GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

By on August 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

According to a new GAO report, OPM has made progress in improving its information security but still has more work to do.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Bolster Agency Cybersecurity Procedures

By on May 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Issues Executive Order to Bolster Agency Cybersecurity Procedures

President Trump has issued an executive order that will hold heads of federal agencies accountable for implementing IT risk management procedures.

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Executive Order Aims to Modernize Government IT

By on May 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Aims to Modernize Government IT

President Trump signed an executive order calling for the establishment of a new committee to modernize IT systems in federal agencies.

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Greatest Damage From OPM Breach Was to Government’s Reputation

on April 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The greatest damage caused by the massive Office of Personnel Management data breach wasn’t the loss of the documents themselves—it was the damage to the U.S. government’s reputation, current and former officials said Monday.

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OPM Warns Federal Retirees About Annuity Scam

By on March 20, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Warns Federal Retirees About Annuity Scam

The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal retirees to be on the lookout for a scam where imposters are trying to steal their money.

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Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

By on February 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

An investigation into leaking intelligence information surrounding the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn has been requested by two House Committees. This begs the question, should federal employees work to oppose President Trump?

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OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration

By on January 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration

OPM released its exit report last week in which it highlighted accomplishments the agency made over the last eight years.

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Fed Workers Warned of Future OPM Hacking Threat

on November 21, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The 2015 hacking of the Federal Government’s Office of Personnel Management, which put the personal data for millions of current and former Federal employees at risk, may be out of the headlines but is still a cause for anxiety for the victims, according to union lawyers who represent them.

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Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

By on November 4, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

Lawmakers are concerned that OPM’s announcement that some federal employees will have to re-enroll with another service provider to continue to receive identity theft protection services is going to create confusion.

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