Rep. Gerry Connolly isn't so confident in OPM after the agency misspelled his name when determining if he was impacted by the cyber breach.
Three hearings. Nearly seven hours of testimony. Enough frustration to fill the Potomac River. That was Katherine Archuleta’s week. The director of the Office of Personnel Management had a bullseye on her back as House…
A cybersecurity problem with the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system forces the Office of Personnel Management to shut it down for four-to-six weeks, potentially impacting thousands of current and prospective federal workers and contractors trying to get security clearances.
The Office of Personnel Management has extended credit monitoring services to just a fraction of the victims of the recent breaches on its personnel databases. Many more — including federal employees' family members and contractors — are wondering if and when they'll be offered the same treatment.
OPM’s data breach, which has spawned its own hashtag, is one of those drip-drip stories in which details come out serially, although not all that clearly.
Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, said he fully supports OPM Director Katherine Archuleta and CIO Donna Seymour in their efforts to address long-standing cyber challenges, and cautions lawmakers to ‘be careful about distinguishing fire starters from firefighters.’
During the second hearing of the week, the Office of Personnel Management defended its hiring of Winvale and CSID despite continued questions about the $21 million contract. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) pressed OPM about the possibility of the second breach impacting 32 million current and former federal employees.
The Office of Personnel Management will hire a special cyber advisor, accelerate the implementation of two-factor authentication and data encryption technologies.
The Office of Personnel Management has heard the complaints loud and clear about the customer service from Winvale and CSID, the companies providing credit monitoring services to federal employees after the 4 million person data breach. OPM director Katherine Archuleta tells Senators she is doing everything she can to ensure current and former federal employees are getting responses to their questions about the breach. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss just how OPM is improving the performance of its contractors.
The Office of Personnel Management is considering sending an additional request to Congress asking for additional funding in 2016 to help pay for cybersecurity fixes, but members of Congress and the agency's inspector general say that money may not be what is needed in this situation. The request may come as senators hear why OPM needs $32 million more next year for its IT modernization program.
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, told Senate Appropriations Committee lawmakers that she is demanding better performance by Winvale and CSID in how the vendors are answering questions from current and retired employees about the data breach. Archuleta also said the breach suffered by KeyPoint Government Solutions in August 2014 gave hackers access to OPM’s network.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) would like to see more focus and urgency by the Office of Personnel Management in its response to two major cyber breaches that have put the personnel information of millions of federal employees at risk.
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