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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 Looks for Contractor to Notify Victims of Background Check Breach

July 22, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Nearly two weeks after announcing that over 21.5 million people had their information hacked from government servers, the Obama administration is moving to hire a contractor to notify and provide identity fraud-protection services to affected individuals. But it won't be until at least mid-August until one is hired. The Office...

OPM Takes Steps Toward Finding a Contractor to Notify Hack Victims

July 22, 2015 Nearly two weeks after announcing that over 21.5 million people had their information hacked from government servers, the Obama administration is moving to hire a contractor to notify and provide identity fraud-protection services to affected individuals. But it won't be until at least mid-August until one is hired. The Office...

How a Fed with Fake Diplomas Worked at the Interior Department for 5 Years

July 16, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A federal employee occupied a high-ranking technology position at the Interior Department for several years before an investigation found that he had faked his education, according to a report published by the agency's inspector general in 2013 and obtained by National Journal. The man, Faisal Ahmed, was the assistant director...

IG: A Fed with Fake Diplomas Worked at Interior for Five Years

July 16, 2015 A federal employee occupied a high-ranking technology position at the Interior Department for several years before an investigation found that he had faked his education, according to a report published by the agency's inspector general in 2013 and obtained by National Journal. The man, Faisal Ahmed, was the assistant director...

Your Data Is Compromised. (Yes, Yours.) What Now?

July 15, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The letter came in on a Monday. Nicolle Gallo didn't think she would get one: It's been three years since she worked for the government. And besides, she was a congressional staffer, and she thought most of the hack victims had worked in the executive branch. The letter, signed by...

Your Data Is Compromised. (Yes, Yours.) What Now?

July 15, 2015 The letter came in on a Monday. Nicolle Gallo didn't think she would get one: It's been three years since she worked for the government. And besides, she was a congressional staffer, and she thought most of the hack victims had worked in the executive branch. The letter, signed by...

OPM Doesn't Know Whom It Will Hire to Protect the 21.5 Million Affected by Hack

July 10, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday that a breach of a database that contained federal employees' background-check information led to the theft of 21.5 million individuals' Social Security numbers. And the personnel agency said it would notify the affected individuals and supply them with at least three years of...

OPM Doesn't Know Who It Will Hire to Protect the 21.5 Million Individuals Affected by Hack

July 10, 2015 The Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday that a breach of a database that contained federal employees' background-check information led to the theft of 21.5 million individuals' Social Security numbers. And the personnel agency said it would notify the affected individuals and supply them with at least three years of...

OPM Announces More Than 21 Million Affected by Second Data Breach

July 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The personal information of more than 21 million was compromised in a breach that affected a database of sensitive information on federal employees held by the Office of Personnel Management, two congressional sources have told National Journal. That number is in addition to the 4.2 million social security numbers that...

Washington Can't Fix Computer Glitches

July 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow At a time when high-profile state-sponsored cyberattacks often grab headlines, tensions were high Wednesday after computer problems temporarily brought down the New York Stock Exchange and United Airlines. The interruptions, according to the companies, were the result of internal computer glitches that happened to have worldwide consequences. But Washington immediately...