Official overseeing breached OPM computer systems retires just ahead of House hearing
A key official overseeing the government computer systems whose breaching resulted in the theft of the personal information of more than 22 million people announced her retirement effective immediately on Monday, two days before she was scheduled to appear at a House hearing.
Education CIO retires weeks after Capitol Hill confrontation
A few weeks after a tense and confrontational Capitol Hill interrogation and ensuing hospitalization, long-serving Education Department CIO Danny Harris has decided to retire.
Are actions of a dozen officials in various agencies void because court says they are ineligible for office?
For an agency still reeling from a massive cybertheft affecting a population almost the size of Australia’s, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) does not need a legal opinion that says its chief is illegitimate.
Chaffetz, Meadows push for official time investigation
Support for a governmentwide investigation of federal employees’ use of official time is gaining momentum in Congress.
IRS outage caused by back-to-back failures, not cyberattack
The computer outage that halted IRS tax return processing for more than a day resulted from not just one hardware failures but two, the tax agency says.
House Panel Calls Governor, EPA Chief to Testify on Flint
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.
Identity thieves breach IRS with stolen Social Security numbers
Identity thieves used an automated bot in an attempt to generate phony login information to breach the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the agency said Tuesday.
Flint mayor says $55 million needed to replace lead pipes
The mayor of Flint, Michigan, said Tuesday she needs $55 million to remove lead pipes in the city beleaguered by a toxic water crisis.
Agencies, what’s up with your FOIAs?
Mandated to review the handling of Freedom of Information Act requests at 99 agencies but unable to speedily get to all of them, the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of Government Information Services is asking agencies to assess themselves.