Disabled Employees in Federal Government Reach All-Time High

With one year to go, agencies still short of Obama’s hiring goal.

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Hackers Peruse Dow Jones Subscribers, Breach Samsung Pay’s Tech Provider and Slurp 11,000 Outlook Passwords


Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

OPM to Fully Do Away with Passwords for Network Access – In 2 Years


Today, all OPM employees need a smart card for network access, but not for all users outside of the agency.


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For The First Time Ever, a Larger Share of American Women Have College Degrees Than Men

Perhaps it's because women value a college education more than men do.

Study: Agencies Flout Environmental Rules More than Private Firms

Academics also find regulators less likely to crack down on government violators.

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How to Bridge the Generation Gap

With 8,000 boomers retiring each day, it’s time to reinvent work.

Lawrence Lessig Reluctantly Weighs an Independent Presidential Bid

The unlikely 2016 contender hopes it won’t come to an independent run, but he is gearing up for the possibility.

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questions witnesses in January.

Ex-Staffer: Benghazi Committee Became Focused on Politically Harming Clinton

With a fired staffer’s accusations, the claim that the panel has become largely a political witch hunt to hurt Hillary Clinton has become mainstream.

Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., made the threat.

HUD’s Budget Threatened Because of 'Over-Income' Public Housing Residents

Republican says he’ll cut $104 million from department’s coffers if policy isn't changed.

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A Psychologist Explains Why Emotions Are More Persuasive Than Logic

Deciding which emotion to deploy in any given argument depends on the situation is critical.

Obama Discusses Syria, Russia Policy on '60 Minutes'

In a confrontational interview on 60 Minutes, the president defended his Middle East policy after Russian involvement in Syria.

Clinton shakes hands during a rally in Las Vegas Monday.

Pressure Points as Clinton, Sanders Square Off in First Debate

The Democratic battle brings opportunities and peril for the front-runners, and a chance for also-rans to become relevant.

A portion of a border fence near San Ysidro, California is seen in 2012. The United States is on the left with Mexico

Here's What it Would Take to Build The Border Fence Donald Trump Wants

Stretching the existing fence to cover the whole border would cost billions of dollars.