Cybersecurity

Secretive Surveillance Court Skips Talking to Privacy Advocates

Despite the Freedom Act's passage, the FISA Court opted not to consult a privacy panel on its first opportunity to do so.

Cybersecurity

Multiple Lawmakers Possibly Compromised by OPM Hack

At least two lawmakers received have received notices that their personal data may now be in the hands of hackers believed to be working for China.

CIO Briefing

Oversight Chairman: Obama Needs to Fire OPM Chief

“I think it’s time for them to resign, and if they don’t, I think the president should fire them,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz said of leadership at the Office of Personnel Management.

Cybersecurity

OPM Director Defends Cybersecurity Protocol in Wake of Massive Hack

The recent intrusion "may have been the most devastating cyberattack in our nation's history," House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz said.

Cybersecurity

Second Hack May Have Exposed Security Clearance Information, Officials Say

A second breach of the Office of Personnel Management by hackers believed to be associated with China exposed sensitive security clearance information of intelligence and military personnel.

Cybersecurity

OPM Hackers Stole Data on Every Federal Employee

The breach compromised the personal information of millions of government workers.

CIO Briefing

Senate Dems to McConnell: Tying Hacking Measure With Defense Bill Is 'Ridiculous'

“This is a pure political ploy that does nothing to advance America’s national security.”

Cybersecurity

McConnell to Pair Cybersecurity Measure With Defense Bill

Privacy advocates still fear the information-sharing bill could lead to more NSA spying.

CIO Briefing

Syrian Electronic Army Claims Hack of Army Website

The Army’s official website was inaccessible Monday afternoon.

Cybersecurity

Sen. Pat Leahy Denounces Alarmists Over Latest Massive Cyberattack

“You'd almost think ISIS was marching up Pennsylvania Avenue during this last debate, if we didn't pass it immediately,” the Vermont Democrat said.

CIO Briefing

Snowden’s NSA Revelations: Two Years Later

“The balance of power is beginning to shift,” the fugitive leaker said on the two-year anniversary of his first disclosure.

Data

Obama Admin Seeks Revival of Lapsed NSA Spying Program

NSA halted its domestic phone surveillance program earlier this week, but the bulk collection is expected to soon be reinstalled, despite passage this week of the USA Freedom Act.

CIO Briefing

The War Over NSA Spying Is Just Beginning

Surveillance reformers notched a big victory this week with the USA Freedom Act, but they're just getting started. And so are the GOP presidential contenders who want to roll it all back.

CIO Briefing

Senate Passes Major NSA Reform Bill

The USA Freedom Act earned final passage in the Senate on Tuesday and was signed by the president.

CIO Briefing

Senate Advances Bill to Limit NSA Spying, Restore Patriot Act

The USA Freedom Act could pass the Senate later on Tuesday.

CIO Briefing

Rand Paul Takes Credit for Advancing NSA Reform Bill He Opposes

He says his filibuster raised awareness on the issue, even if he doesn't like the USA Freedom Act.

CIO Briefing

The Patriot Act Just Expired. Here’s What Happens to NSA Surveillance

Three of the law's controversial surveillance authorities have now expired. The two sides of the surveillance debate differ on what that means going forward.

CIO Briefing

The Patriot Act Was Controversial Long Before Edward Snowden

The law drew the ire of civil libertarians—and even Obama himself—long before the Snowden revelations began.

CIO Briefing

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

If the USA Freedom Act comes to another vote, these are the senators to watch.

CIO Briefing

What Would Happen if Patriot Act Section 215 Expires

Edward Snowden’s leaks revealed that NSA was interpreting the law to vacuum up millions of U.S. call records every day.

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