“EPIC” fail—how OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage data – Ars Technica (blog)

Government officials have been vague in their testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than one—at the Office of Personnel Management. But on Thursday, officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were … Continue reading

Senator: 'Chinese' Hackers Stole Social Security Numbers For Federal Civilian … – CBS Local

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, saying that the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor … Continue reading

New regs for Wednesday: Airlines, private security contractors, motorcoach drivers – The Hill

Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for motorcoach drivers, maritime facilities, private security contractors, airlines, and veterans hospitals. Here’s what is happening: Veterans: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing new medical regulations for soldiers. The medical regulations would address the transportation of veterans to and … Continue reading