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IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

...isn't the first agency - public or private - to initially underestimate the magnitude of a data breach. The Office of Personnel Management announced earlier this year that hackers had stolen sensitive information on 4.2 million people. The number...
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Federal agency blames giant hack on 'neglected' security system

...Government Reform Committee spoke in unison to describe their outrage over what they called gross negligence by the Office of Personnel Management. The agency's data was breached last year in two massive cyberattacks only recently revealed.The criticism...
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US: 21M affected by govt. data breach

...grown dramatically since the government first disclosed earlier this year that hackers had gotten into the Office of Personnel Management's personnel database and stolen records for about 4.2 million people. Since then, the Obama administration...
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Federal agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies

WASHINGTON - Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. "Perceived ineptitude" in information technology departments.
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US chides China but avoids clouding cooperation

WASHINGTON - The United States voiced deep concern Tuesday over state-sponsored cybertheft and tension in the disputed seas of East Asia but did not let the sharp disagreements with China on pressing security issues cloud the outlook for cooperation between the world powers.At high-level talks in Washington, China was intent on setting a positive tone ahead of a White House visit this fall by President Xi Jinping. The Chinese leader has sought deeper relations with the United States, as his nation's economic and military clout grows.
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State's federal workers get smaller pensions than others

...more. Instead of locality pay, Alaskans and Hawaiians receive a cost of living allowance set by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. It is currently 25 percent for Alaskans. But the amount is not calculated into pension benefits. "When...
Apparent terrorist attack rocks Washington

...traffic situation the safest place might be their own offices," said Edmund Byrnes, spokesman for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Within an hour of the New York explosions, the federal government took the additional step of shutting...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Our Treasury-General Government Appropriations bill, at my request, eliminated the increased mandatory retirement contribution required of federal employees by the 1997 Balance Budget Agreement. I told Congress, "There is no necessity to continue this increase.
Juneau Empire Story Archive will be added to whatever is warranted based on Alaska's higher prices, the agreement states. The Office of Personnel Management will collect prices for housing, goods and services once every three years in Alaska. In between those surveys...
Outside editorial: Nation urgently needs cybersecurity workers

You wouldn't consider someone an information technology expert who had never heard of the Internet. Yet the job descriptions for some of the federal government's cybersecurity jobs haven't been updated since 1988 - before the Internet transformed how we think about technology. Staying abreast of changing times and technologies is essential in many fields, but in the realm of cybersecurity it is a necessity.


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