Federal Employee News

Monday, June 22, 2015

Federal workers file complaints about private contractor handling breach

Article Title: Federal workers file complaints about private contractor handling breach

Snippet of Article: "...This is not how people who are alarmed that their Social Security numbers, life insurance beneficiaries, military service records — and for many, details of their lives they disclosed when applying for security clearances — may be compromised say they hoped the government would respond..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com OPM Cyber-Breach 2015, OPM Data Breach, life insurance beneficiaries, military service records,

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

OPM Cyber-Breach: What is the SF-86 and was yours compromised?

Article Title: Feds Eye Link to Private Contractor in Massive Government Hack

Snippet of Article: "..."If the SF-86's associated with this hack were, in their entirety, part of the stolen information, then that would mean the potential release of a staggering amount of information, affecting an exponential amount of people," one U.S. official told ABC News on Sunday. ..."

Source: abcnews.go.com SF-86, OPM Cyber-Breach 2015, KeyPoint Government Solutions,

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cybersecurity Firm Says It Found Spyware on Government Network in April

Article Title: Cybersecurity Firm Says It Found Spyware on Government Network in April

Snippet of Article: "...OPM officials have said they discovered the intrusion on their own in April, and immediately took steps to address it. But The Wall Street Journal reported last week that a Virginia company, CyTech Services Inc., discovered the intrusion when carrying out a demonstration of security software. ..."

Source: www.wsj.com OPM Data Breach, Data Breach (OPM 2015), CyTech Services Inc., Spyware on Government Network,

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

TSA Director Reassigned in Wake of Security Failures

Article Title: TSA Director Reassigned in Wake of Security Failures

Snippet of Article: "..."I thank Melvin Carraway for his eleven years of service to TSA and his 36 years of public service," Johnson said in the statement, adding that Acting Deputy Director Mark Hatfield will lead the TSA in the interim. ..."

Source: abcnews.go.com TSA