Office of Personnel Management

What You Missed: OPM Chief Testifies Before Senate on Data Breach
 

Senators questioned officials about two Office of Personnel Management breaches affecting millions of federal employees at Thursday’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on OPM Data Breach
 

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management announced earlier this month. Reports have linked Chinese hackers to the breach, which may have exposed personal information of millions of current and former federal employees.

Since a House Oversight hearing on the breach last week, some lawmakers have called for the resignation of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta.

IT CEO: Likely 'Significant Breaches' in Other Government Agencies
 

An emerging rabbit hole following an Office of Personnel Management data breach announced earlier this month continued to grow Tuesday.

As investigators grapple with an OPM breach announced earlier this month affecting millions of federal employees, witnesses at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing Tuesday affirmed investigators would likely find “significant problems” relating to network security at other federal agencies.

What You Missed: Oversight Hearing on OPM Data Breach

Members questioned government officials about two Office of Personnel Management data breaches that may have affected as many as 14 million individuals at Tuesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

Roll Call wraps up key moments from the two-and-a-half-hour hearing in four minutes.

Watch Live: House Oversight Hearing on OPM Data Breach
 

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on an Office of Personnel Management data breach announced earlier this month. Reports have linked Chinese hackers to the breach, which may have exposed personal information of more than 14 million current and former government employees.

Witnesses from OPM and the Department of Homeland Security are expected to testify.

White House: 'Highly Likely' Sensitive OPM Information Breached

Ahead of a Tuesday hearing on a massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management announced earlier this month, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday said it is “highly likely” sensitive personal data was breached, but would not detail the scope of the hack.

McConnell Plans to Package Cybersecurity Bill With NDAA 
 

Reacting to the recent security breach at the Office of Personnel Management, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he would attach cybersecurity legislation to the National Defense Authorization Act.

“I think what Congress can do, as I suggested earlier, is offer the bipartisan cybersecurity bill that came out of the Intelligence Committee 14-1 on the defense authorization act,” McConnell said. “It might or might not deal with every aspect of what apparently happened a few days ago, but Congress is going to act on cybersecurity, on this bill in the very near future."