News Articles

The Wall Street Journal | Jun 24, 2015

Obama’s Cyber Meltdown

If you thought Edward Snowden damaged U.S. security, evidence is building that the hack of federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) files may be even worse.

CNet | Jun 24, 2015

Fed personnel chief mum on number of employees hit by data breaches

Millions of people were affected by recently revealed hacks of US government databases, but how many millions remains a mystery.

Associated Press | Jun 24, 2015

U.S. government investigating breach that led to theft of as many as 18 million Social Security numbers

The federal government has for years failed to take basic steps to protect its data from hackers and thieves, putting at risk everything from nuclear secrets to the private tax information of hundreds of millions of Americans, records show.

Washington Times | Jun 23, 2015

White House brushes off revelations about Jonathan Gruber’s role in crafting Obamacare

The professor, called before the House oversight panel to explain himself in December, apologized for the remarks yet downplayed his role, saying he “was not the architect of President Obama’s health care plan.”

National Journal | Jun 22, 2015

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta will run the gauntlet this week

Archuleta will appear before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday to discuss IT spending and data security before enduring a second encounter Wednesday with the House Oversight Committee, where multiple lawmakers, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz, already have called for her resignation.

Associated Press | Jun 17, 2015

Fed official to Chaffetz’s committee: personnel agency has history of security problems

The agency that allowed hackers linked to China to steal private information about nearly every federal employee — and detailed personal histories of millions with security clearances — failed for years to take basic steps to secure its computer networks, officials acknowledged to Congress on Tuesday.

The Hill | Jun 17, 2015

Oversight chair wants officials fired over hack

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) called on President Obama to fire at least two top officials from the embattled Office of Personnel Management (OPM) over their role in the massive data breach that has rattled the government.

Digital Journal | Jun 16, 2015

Judicial Watch: IRS Finds New Lois Lerner Emails

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the IRS' court filing Friday about 6,400 newly discovered emails from Lois Lerner's account.

Fox News | Jun 16, 2015

Fox News Coverage of OPM Data Breach Hearing

C-SPAN | Jun 15, 2015

Newsmakers with Representative Jason Chaffetz

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) talked about how he hoped to run the committee and the issues he would address.