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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 , Elijah Cummings , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Simon Crosby , Bromium , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Emily Kopp

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

OPM warns 48,439 federal employees of data exposure

The Office of Personnel Management is going to notify 48,439 federal employees whose personal information may have been exposed due to a compromised computer network at KeyPoint Government Solutions.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , hackers , data breach , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:10pm 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 , Elijah Cummings , industry , data breach , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OPM , Jason Miller

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

New audit reveals OPM's weak oversight of background check reviews

A new audit from the OPM Inspector General's office reveals shortcomings in the steps taken by Office of Personnel Management and its contractors to make sure background investigations undergo quality reviews. The audit pointed to a lack of oversight on OPM's part in making sure contractors actually review cases and said some of the companies that employ case reviewers failed to keep track of records showing the contractors had undergone proper training.

Tags: oversight , FIS , OPM , background investigations , Merton Miller , USIS , CACI , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 02:02pm EDT