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Dustin Volz

Dustin Volz Dustin Volz is a staff correspondent for National Journal covering tech policy. His work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, and The Arizona Republic. Dustin is a graduate of Arizona State University and a publisher of Downtown Devil, a hyper-local news site serving the downtown Phoenix community. Before arriving at National Journal, Dustin spent nine months teaching English at a high school in Indonesia through a Fulbright scholarship.
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Jeb Bush: Obama Should Fire His 'Political Hack' OPM Director

June 23, 2015 Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants President Obama to fire the head of the Office of Personnel Management amid a cascade of revelations about the size and scope of an enormous hack of federal employee data from the agency. The presidential Republican candidate on Tuesday sharply condemned the president's handling...

John Oliver Slams Revenge Porn As Federal Legislation Nears

June 22, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow John Oliver unleashed his viral fury Sunday night against Internet users who harass women, making a call to support forthcoming federal legislation that would criminalize the growing industry of "revenge porn." The comedian and host of HBO's Last Week Tonight dedicated the majority of his main segment to condemning revenge...

Secretive Surveillance Court Skips Talking to Privacy Advocates

June 19, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The secretive court that oversees U.S. spying programs selected to not consult a panel of privacy advocates in its first decision made since the enactment earlier this month of major surveillance reform, according to an opinion declassified Friday. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opted to forgo appointing a so-called "amicus"...

Multiple Lawmakers Possibly Compromised by OPM Hack

June 18, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow At least two lawmakers have received notifications from the Office of Personnel Management informing them that their personal data may have been stolen by foreign hackers, marking the latest expansion of a massive data breach that exposed the information of millions of current and former federal employees. Sen. Susan Collins...

Multiple Lawmakers Possibly Compromised by OPM Hack

June 18, 2015 At least two lawmakers have received notifications from the Office of Personnel Management informing them that their personal data may have been stolen by foreign hackers, marking the latest expansion of a massive data breach that exposed the information of millions of current and former federal employees. Sen. Susan Collins...

Oversight Chairman: Obama Needs to Fire OPM Chief

June 17, 2015 The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is asking the leadership of the Office of Personnel Management to resign amid rolling revelations about a massive hack of personal data stored by the agency that has affected millions of former and current federal employees. "If they don't," Rep. Jason Chaffetz said,...

Oversight Chairman: Obama Needs to Fire OPM Chief

June 16, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is asking the leadership of the Office of Personnel Management to resign amid rolling revelations about a massive hack of personal data stored by the agency that has affected millions of former and current federal employees. "If they don't," Rep. Jason Chaffetz said,...

OPM Director Defends Cybersecurity Protocol in Wake of Massive Hack

June 16, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The director of the Office and Personnel Management struck a defensive tone during her appearance before a congressional panel Tuesday, saying that the agency had greatly expanded its cybersecurity in recent years while partly blaming the recent hack of federal-employee data on a lack of funding for information technology. Appearing...

Second OPM Hack Exposed Information About Military, Intelligence Workers

June 12, 2015 A second breach of the Office of Personnel Management by hackers believed to be associated with China exposed sensitive security-clearance information of intelligence and military personnel, officials confirmed Friday, potentially creating an intelligence disaster for U.S. spies stationed abroad. "During the investigation into the cyber intrusion of OPM that compromised...

Second Hack of Government Data May Have Compromised Security Clearance Information

June 12, 2015 A second breach of the Office of Personnel Management by hackers believed to be associated with China exposed sensitive security clearance information of intelligence and military personnel, officials confirmed Friday, potentially creating an intelligence disaster for U.S. spies stationed abroad. "During the investigation into the cyber intrusion of OPM that...