Posted on January 7, 2016.
Congress is still waiting for details requested five months ago from the Office of Personnel Management about an agency data breach that allowed U.S. adversaries to obtain information on 21.5 million federal employees, national security contractors and their families, according to some Republican lawmakers.
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Posted on June 30, 2015.
A Defense Department Web system that tracks employee background investigations will be offline for an unspecified amount of time, while officials fix security holes in a civilian agency database that is connected to the tool, according to department officials.
A vulnerability in an Office of Personnel Management tool that links to the Pentagon’s “Joint Personnel Adjudication System” was discovered during a probe into one of the worst known hacks to hit the U.S. government.
On Monday, officials announced that OPM’s e-QIP system, the online tool used for submitting background check forms, would be taken offline for four to six weeks, during security improvements.
As of 3:30 p.m. the military’s site stated, “Due to current maintenance with e-QIP, the corresponding JPAS interfaces are not currently functioning. As a result, users will not be able to submit investigations using JPAS.”
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