Katherine Archuleta

  • Investigation reveals timeline, scope of attacks on OPM networks

    The Office of Personnel Management was improving the cybersecurity of its IT systems, when it discovered hackers had breached two of its networks.

  • 21.5 million people impacted by breach of OPM’s background investigation databases

    The Office of Personnel Management announced today that 21.5 million people were affected by the second breach of its background investigation databases. This includes 19.7 million people who applied for a background check, as well as another 1.8 million people whose personal information was included on clearance applications, such as spouses.

  • Steve Cooper: Now is the time to assess agencies’ cyber performance

    Katherine Archuleta’s recent time in the congressional hot seat is a wake-up call for all agency executives. Chief information officers that oversee cyber at their agencies are scrambling to meet the 30-day cyber sprint imposed by Federal Chief Technology Officer Tony Scott. Steve Cooper is the chief information officer at the Commerce Department. He tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why now is the opportunity for the entire agency to look at the way it does cyber.

  • OPM, ODNI turn to paper forms to keep security clearance process going

    With the e-QIP system shutdown for four-to-six weeks, OPM and ODNI told agencies to get hard copies of the forms from new hires, or employees or contractors needing reinvestigations.

  • Rep. Connolly’s confidence in OPM shaken after personal experience

    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.

  • Four takeaways from OPM cyber hearings

    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…

  • OPM disconnects security clearance system after cyber vulnerability found

    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.

  • OPM remains silent on families of feds caught up in data breach

    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.

  • Numbers tell the tale of the #OPMbreach

    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.

  • Federal CIO Tony Scott backs OPM approach to cyber fixes

    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.’