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The names and Social Security numbers of at least 27,000 Commerce Department employees were exposed to a risk of identity theft following an inappropriate transfer of the personal information in mid-July. According to a letter sent to department employees last week, and obtained by the Washington Post, an employee with the National Finance Center mistakenly sent an Excel spreadsheet containing the employees’ personal information to a co-worker via e-mail. The Washington Post also reports that...

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The names and Social Security numbers of at least 27,000 Commerce Department employees were exposed to a risk of identity theft following an inappropriate transfer of the personal information in mid-July. According to a letter sent to department employees last week, and obtained by the Washington Post, an employee with the National Finance Center mistakenly sent an Excel spreadsheet containing the employees’ personal information to a co-worker via e-mail. The Washington Post also reports that the employee informed supervisors of the oversight almost immediately, and there is no indication thus far that information has been compromised.

FederalNewsRadio has been telling you about the controversy surrounding a recent contract award for the next generation of Recovery.gov. Dorobek Insider now reports that, late on Friday, GSA issued a press release announcing that GSA and the Recovery Board had issued a redacted version of the contract with Smartronix. Read the full story at DorobekInsider.com.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is looking at how agencies can eliminate wasteful contractor bonuses. The hearing was called in the wake of a GAO report that found that many poorly performing companies were rewarded, despite an OMB directive to the contrary. FederalNewsRadio’s Max Cacas is following this story and will have more tomorrow.

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GAO: Federal Protective Service lacks long-term workforce plan (GovExec)

NIST releases ‘historic’ final version of Special Publication 800-53 (GCN)