Outdated IT infrastructure and a deficit of skilled cyber workers are just some of the challenges faces the federal government as it goes to battle in the ongoing cyber war.
A new report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's majority members links the 2014 and 2015 OPM breaches as coordinated attacks, and blames the agency's failure to heed warnings about its cybersecurity for the theft of PII of millions of federal employees and their families.
The Office of Personnel Management wants to make sure political appointees hired during the current administration don't have an unfair advantage getting career jobs in the next administration.
Leadership of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants to know why the White House has yet to meet its obligations under a major information security law.
Federal employees responded to a Federal News Radio survey critiquing agencies' responses to the SafeTrack program, as lawmakers question which Department of Transportation component should be in charge of Metro safety oversight.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent letters to 23 agencies asking for details about the number of political appointees they've converted to career federal employees. Meanwhile, the topic of "burrowing in" is gaining special attention from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
In today's Top Federal headlines, a new bill gives agencies more options to hire new talent, and another major IT contract is stalled by protests.
The House Oversight and Government Reform committee passed a series of bills during a July 12 markup hearing aimed at improving and reforming digital record-keeping practices and making federal agencies and oversight more efficient and accessible.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants to get a closer look at how many political appointees the Office of Personnel Management has converted to career employees over the past nine months.
Members of the House Oversight Committee unveiled draft legislation to reform the Postal Service. The agency is struggling to keep up with Congressional funding mandates as well as shifting volumes of mail.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants information from Office of Personnel Management acting Director Beth Cobert about SES members getting multiple performance bonuses in the same fiscal year.
The Census Bureau is gearing up for the 2020 count. Bureau officials say they're hitting milestones thanks to recent software decisions and the hiring of certain IT personnel. But federal auditors say they've found flaws in the bureau’s preparation.
The 8½ inch floppy disk held up at the recent House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing was good theater, but it doesn’t tell the entire story of the state of old technology in the government.
Despite a reminder from the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, federal agencies haven't reviewed their data on Social Security numbers in nearly a decade.