OPM secures vulnerable background check platform, re-enables it for use

An Office of Personnel Management system that is devoted to processing background information that officials disabled during the fallout of the agency's breach incidents was re-enabled last week following security enhancements, according to a statement from OPM.

CFPB proposes $5.2M fine against student financial aid company for alleged illegal billing

The bureau said the Sacramento, Calif.-based company misled customers regarding the total cost of its subscription financial services and then imposed undisclosed and unauthorized automatic recurring charges. 

Coalition: Senate bill aimed at boosting private sector cybersecurity data sharing is 'a train wreck'

Sixty-eight security experts, technology companies and civil society groups sent a letter to President Obama July 27, urging him to threaten to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

18F breaks down implementation of HTTPS for federal agencies

In order to help federal agencies meet a new requirement to use HTTPS connections for all publicly accessible websites, 18F offered a how-to guide for beginners.

Census director says no personal data leaked from breach for which Anonymous members claim credit

Census's John H. Thompson says the breach was limited to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, an external database that didn't include personally identifiable information from people responding to censuses and surveys.


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The Postal Service complied with all federal salary regulations that govern total compensation including annual salaries and bonuses for USPS employees, says a July 22 Postal Service inspector general report.


Barriers to health information interoperability are largely an unintentional side effect of the healthcare payment system and electronic health record companies are gradually improving information exchange, said several expert panelists during a July 23 Senate hearing.