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Bobby Jindal faces an uphill fight in the crowded 2016 field

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, once a Republican rising star who passed on an opportunity to seek the White House in 2012, announced his candidacy on Wednesday ...

June 24 CNN POLITICS

Congress questions sole-source contract to company that allegedly employed drunk workers in Afghanistan

The recipient of a sole-source contract to help secure the computer network of the Office of Personnel Management was accused by a government watchdog this ...

June 24 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Estimates of 18 million people caught up in Chinese hack ‘preliminary and unverified,’ OPM chief says

The government’s personnel director dismissed media reports Wednesday that the Chinese hack of sensitive security clearance data affected as many as 18 million ...

June 24 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

OPM is closer to knowing how many people’s security clearance information was caught up in the Chinese hack

The Office of Personnel Management plans to arrive at an estimate by Friday of the number of people whose highly sensitive security clearance information was ...

June 24 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

New report blasts personnel office cyber security management

Sooner or later the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is bound to have some good news. Just not this week. This week is reserved for the congressional ...

June 23 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Cyberattack on USIS may have hit even more government agencies

The massive cyberattack last year on the federal contractor that conducted background investigations for security clearances may have been even more widespread ...

June 23 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Federal personnel chief: ‘I don’t believe anyone is personally responsible’ for Chinese hack

The federal personnel chief said Tuesday that she does not believe “anyone is personally responsible” for the massive hack of federal employee data and ...

June 23 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Computer system that detected massive government data breach could itself be at ‘high risk,’ audit finds

The computer upgrade that federal officials tout as having detected — although not prevented — a massive breach of information on federal employees is itself ...

June 23 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)