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Kaveh Waddell Kaveh Waddell is a staff correspondent for National Journal, where he previously conducted policy research​. A native of Seattle, he studied international politics and economics at Middlebury College
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OPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Week

June 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Personnel Management updated congressional staffers Monday on the status of a review of its data-security systems, but continued to duck questions about the extent of a data breach that affected federal employees' sensitive background-check data, according to multiple Hill sources. OPM and the Department of Homeland Security...

OPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Week

June 30, 2015 The Office of Personnel Management updated congressional staffers Monday on the status of a review of its data-security systems, but continued to duck questions about the extent of a data breach that affected federal employees' sensitive background-check data, according to multiple Hill sources. OPM and the Department of Homeland Security...

McCain Lays Into OPM Director Over Data Breaches

June 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Katherine Archuleta's week is not getting any easier. Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, appeared in front of Congress for the third public committee hearing in three days, as lawmakers try to obtain more information about the extent and damage of a series of data breaches that...

House Homeland Security Chair: Senate Cyber-Info-Sharing Bill Has No Chance in House

June 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Senate's version of a cyber-information-sharing bill is doomed should it be sent over to the House in current form, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday. Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, who authored a cyber-information-sharing bill that overwhelmingly passed the House in April, said the current version...

Even Behind Closed Doors, Senators Aren't Getting Their OPM-Hack Questions Answered

June 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After weeks of revelations about cyberattacks that may have exposed the personal information of as many as 18 million federal workers, Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, gave senators a classified briefing Tuesday to try to put lawmakers' questions to rest. But senators from both sides...

Even Privately, Senators Aren't Getting Their OPM Data Breach Questions Answered

June 24, 2015 After weeks of revelations about cyberattacks that may have exposed the personal information of as many as 18 million federal workers, Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, gave senators a classified briefing Tuesday to try to put lawmakers' questions to rest. But senators from both sides...

Obama Administration Secretly Expanded Scope of NSA Spying to Catch Foreign Hackers

June 4, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow According to classified documents obtained by former security contractor Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency in 2012 expanded the scope of its surveillance to include Americans' cross-border Internet traffic, in an attempt to catch computer hackers operating in foreign countries. But the documents, which were shared with the The New...

Obama Administration Secretly Expanded Scope of NSA Spying to Catch Hackers

June 4, 2015 According to classified documents obtained by former security contractor Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency in 2012 expanded the scope of its surveillance to include Americans' cross-border Internet traffic, in an attempt to catch computer hackers operating in foreign countries. But the documents, which were shared with the The New...

The NSA's Bulk Collection Is Over, but Google and Facebook Are Still in the Data Business

June 3, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Don't be fooled: Congress may have finally passed the bill reining in the National Security Agency's bulk-surveillance programs, but your data is still being collected on the Internet. Lost in the debate over the NSA is the fact that companies like Google and Facebook continue to vacuum up vast troves...

The Future of the Patriot Act Depends on the Votes of These 10 Senators

May 27, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ten senators have the future of the Patriot Act in their hands. They will be the ones who can make or break any deal on whether or not to reauthorize or reform the National Security Agency's bulk spying programs—or to continue down a path to letting the Patriot Act Section...