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In OPM cyber breach, security experts spy fundamental problem

While it's far from a full-fledged cyberattack, the "technical malfunction" that besieged an Office of Personnel Management Web portal Monday underscores a governmentwide problem that's not easy to fix, according to experts.

Tags: cybersecurity , OPM , KeyPoint Government Solutions , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Simon Crosby , Bromium , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 06:20pm EST

Rep. Cummings demands answers from background investigation contractor on data breach

Congressman Elijah Cummings wants KeyPoint Government Solutions to provide him with a briefing and answers to 13 questions about the December cyber vulnerability that put more than 48,000 federal employees at a greater risk of identity theft.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , KeyPoint Government Solutions , industry , data breach , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OPM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 03:46pm EST

DHS Secretary Johnson: Fundamental change needed at the Secret Service

The Homeland Security Department released the executive summary of suggestions of an expert panel for how to reform the Secret Service. Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Secret Service is in need of some change. He also offers an update on his Unity of Effort initiative.

Tags: management , DHS , Jeh Johnson , cybersecurity , Secret Service , unity of effort , Congress , Jason Chaffetz , Professional Services Council , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:07am EST
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Dems demand answers in State Dept. cyber-attack

A House oversight committee demanded answers Monday about a suspected cyber-attack that has shut down the State Department's unclassified email system.

Tags: Democrats , cyberattack , State Departement , Jeff Rathke , Michael McCaul , House Homeland Security

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 06:50pm EST

Congress passes bills to reduce duplicative reports, improve access to public records

Wednesday was a productive day for Congress as the House sent two bills to President Barack Obama and a pair of critical DHS nominees head to the Senate floor.

Tags: Congress , Senate , House , duplicative reports , Darrell Issa , Mark Warner , Kelly Ayotte , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Carper , Russell Deyo , DHS , public records , Sarah Saldana , Elise Garofalo

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 01:16pm EST

GAO: Agencies not using performance data to decide policy, budget changes

In its new report, the Government Accountability Office found that agency managers aren't using performance data to objectively determine the success of programs before making changes to their policies or budget.

Tags: GAO , Government Performance and Results Act , performance data , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , oversight , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Congress , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/14/2014, 11:15am EST

How will newly-elected officials help federal employees?

Federal News Radio examines what the winners of the midterm elections in Maryland, DC and Virginia could do for federal employees.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Dutch Ruppersberger , John Sarbanes , Donna Edwards , Steny Hoyer , Donald Beyer , Barbara Comstock , Gerry Connolly

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 01:33pm EST

Lawmakers consider changes to Secret Service

Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and breaking up its mission.

Tags: Secret Service , DHS , Congress , Jason Chaffetz , Dan Emmett

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 01:47pm EDT

OMB asked to address agency-IG quarrels

The Inspector General Act gives IGs authority to obtain any information necessary for their investigations, but some agencies are giving IGs a hard time with their requests. Members of Senate and House oversight committees are calling on Shaun Donovan, the recently confirmed director of the Office of Management and Budget, to address the issue.

Tags: inspector general , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , Shaun Donovan , Stephanie Wasko , oversight , information sharing

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 01:58pm EDT
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