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.
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.
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.
VIDEO: Chairman Chaffetz on Neil Cavuto
Congress rips office of personnel mgmt, contractors over cyber attack.
OPM Chief Again Grilled on Data Hack
The director of the Office of Personnel Management underwent another grilling today, this time from members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
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.”
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.
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.
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.