In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, the Office of Personnel Management is saying even those who are no longer with us are in need of ID theft protection. An OPM spokesman said about 300,000 of the 21.5 million victims were deceased individuals.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, more stringent security measures are proposed in response to Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s call to improve the protection of defense personnel.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, the identities of the suspects and whether they are connected to the Chinese government remain unknown. Officials say it is also hard to confirm whether those arrested were actually connected to the OPM breach.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, the Senate bill would cancel the Postal Service’s requirement to pre-fund 80 percent of retiree health benefits. USPS said this requirement is one of the main reasons for its financial instability.
In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, the House-passed bill authorizes funding and sets policies for intelligence-related activities at 18 federal departments including the NSA, Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, OPM says it wants to measure the importance, adequacy and value of employee benefits. The goal is to make sure those benefits align with best practices and employee needs.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, the FCC’s new website is designed to provide better functionality, an improved design, and better searchability and navigability. The switch to the new site is scheduled to begin on Dec. 9 and be completed by midnight on Dec. 10.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, this year’s Open Season is the busiest on record, according to the Office of Personnel Management. An OPM spokesman tells Federal News Radio the new self-plus-one option has generated enormous interest.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, a We the People petition started earlier this month, asking the White House to grant feds the additional holiday, got just over 7,000 signatures, falling far short of the 100,000 needed just for the White House to respond.
In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, auditors from Williams, Adley & Company found bureaus at State are not required to tell the CIO about system threats and that IT managers are allowed to add and remove devices from the department’s network also without notifying its tech chief.
In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, GSA pledges to do a better job of meeting communities’ development needs when planning new buildings, leases or renovations. The first projects will be in Detroit; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, Frank Kendall, DoD’s under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Pentagon exceeded NDAA requirements by integrating data from other systems.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, a new report says certain sector-specific agencies need to collaborate with sector partners on measuring the effectiveness of their cyber attack prevention methods.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, the 2016 National Counter-Intelligence Strategy focuses on foreign intelligence entity threats and creating and using intelligence techniques against them.