Tag: Data Breach

No Damages For OPM Data Breach

September 19, 2017 4:11 PM
No Damages For OPM Data Breach

A federal court has sided in favor of OPM and one of its contractors in lawsuits filed by AFGE and NTEU seeking damages in the data breaches that exposed the personal data of over 20 million current and former federal employees.

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Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees Their Own Cyber Victim Coordinator

August 9, 2017 12:46 PM
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

August 4, 2017 12:12 PM
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

May 11, 2017 6:05 PM
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

May 2, 2017 9:20 AM
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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OPM Warns Federal Retirees About Annuity Scam

March 20, 2017 12:52 PM
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

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

January 7, 2017 12:29 PM
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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Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

November 4, 2016 3:15 PM
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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Some Federal Employees Must Re-Enroll in Identity Protection Program

Some Federal Employees Must Re-Enroll in Identity Protection Program

The theft of personal data of current and retired federal employees continues to impact those who were affected. A number of people will be required to re-enroll in the program to receive monitoring services. Here is an explanation.

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