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  1. We Told You SoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Pasadena Weekly

    The federal government's Office of Personnel Management disclosed recently that two break-ins into its files compromised the personnel records of 4.2 million government employees and federal contractors. Obviously, OPM is incompetent.

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  2. Uh-Oh: Cover Oregon in Trouble with Oversight CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Independent Women's Forum

    We've commented before on Cover Oregon's epic demise . This was no innocent accident of government waste... This was a campaign consultant calling the shots on an important a state health care program, with the goal of saving face for then-Governor John Kitzhaber .

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  3. Congressional push to ban online gaming gains prominence with RubioRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Las Vegas Sun

    An effort to ban gambling on the Internet has picked up prominent supporters in Congress, although significant obstacles remain in the way of it becoming law. The Restoration of America's Wire Act, which would make online gaming illegal nationwide, was introduced in the Senate last week by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who has pushed similar legislation before.

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  4. Alty News: LGBT Activists Look to the Next Battle; Recap of Top...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Salt Lake City Weekly

    With the battle for marriage equality won, activists turn their attention to nondiscrimination protections and raising awareness of transgender issues.

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  5. Hack, flack, and blowback; one blow after another for federal personnel directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | The Washington Post

    To paraphrase an old blues tune, if it weren't for bad news, Katherine Archuleta would have no news at all. Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the recent OPM data breach.

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  6. 18 House GOP members call for OPM director Archuletaa s removalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Washington Post

    Congressional pressure for the firing of Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta is growing, with 18 Republican House members sending President Obama a letter requesting her ouster. The letter follows four hearings, including three last week, where Archuleta was grilled by House and Senate members over the cyber theft of personal information belonging to at least 4.2 million current and former federal employees.

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  7. Hack Forces OPM to Shut Down System For Background ChecksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | ABC News

    Three weeks after U.S. authorities determined foreign hackers may have stolen sensitive government records tied to tens of millions of people, the Office of Personnel Management has now shut down the system at the center of that breach, essentially bringing to a halt the way federal agencies have conducted background checks for years. According to an "alert" posted on OPM's website today, the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing system -- or "e-QIP" -- "will be down for an extended period of time for security enhancements."

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  8. Investigators find evidence IRS destroyed evidence in targeting scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | World Magazine

    Two Treasury Department inspectors general revealed last week someone erased computer evidence during the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal-months after the agency was ordered to preserve the documents. Timothy Camus and J. Russell George made the disclosure during a Thursday hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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  9. Letter: Land for the young peopleRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Deseret News

    By and large, our generation believes Utah needs to move beyond fossil fuels, protect as many remaining wild places as we can and stop making American public lands policy on the outdated notions of a few county commissioners. As a college student here in Utah and young person looking toward the future, I am keenly interested in Rep. Rob Bishop's Public Land Initiative.

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  10. OPM Chief's New Cyber Defense Operation Has Potential, Private Investigators SayRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Government Executive

    A cyber strategy announced last week by the head of the agency that hackers robbed of sensitive dossiers on federal employees has potential to deter future attacks, say private investigators who probe computer espionage campaigns. During multiple Capitol Hill appearances, Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, referenced 15 actions OPM will take to safeguard and upgrade the agency's information technology systems.

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  11. Support for law requiring sales tax for online purchases growing in UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Deseret News

    Lawmakers in Washington D.C., including Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, are working to craft measures that would "even the playing field" by requiring online merchants to collect local sales tax just like their traditional counterparts. Lawmakers in Washington D.C., including Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, are working to craft measures that would "even the playing field" by requiring online merchants to collect local sales tax just like their traditional counterparts.

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  12. Drew Clark: How federalism can help solve the debate over Internet taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Deseret News

    Rather than requiring retailers to collect high taxes for other states, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte's bill regarding online sales taxes would provide a far more powerful incentive for states to keep sales taxes low. The Internet and taxes go together like water and oil.

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  13. Chaffetz to Oregon: saya you used a lot of fed tax money on that Obamacare site, didn't you?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Hot Air

    Back in May, the Washington Times reported that Cover Oregon had flushed more than $300M in federal funding into their problematic system before then Governor John Kitzhaber scrapped the program, likely to avoid even more questions about his administration's financial activities. Since we've heard no more about it in the intervening time I'd assumed that this was just more taxpayer money down yet another rathole.

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  14. The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Hill

    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking two unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline.

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  15. 'Part of the Problem' Gop lawmakers urge Obama to fire Opm chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Fox News

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, along with 17 other Republican lawmakers, on Friday called on President Obama to fire the embattled officials whose agency fell victim to a massive hack exposing federal employee data and security clearance information. Echoing statements he recently made at a House hearing, Chaffetz and the other lawmakers blamed Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, for the breach that's been described as one of the worst in U.S. history. 21 comments

  16. Study: Government Cybersecurity LaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | NewsFactor

    The federal government has for years failed to take basic steps to protect its data from hackers and thieves, putting at risk everything from nuclear secrets to the private tax information of hundreds of millions of Americans, records show. In the latest example, the Office of Personnel Management is under fire for allowing its databases to be plundered by suspected Chinese cyberspies in what is being called one of the worst breaches in U.S. history.

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  17. GOP lawmakers want federal agency leaders sacked after huge attack by hackersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Raw Story

    Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta testifies before a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee concerning a recently revealed data breach affecting millions of federal employees' personal data, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 23, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Ernst for Reuters.

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  18. Law requiring online merchants to charge sales tax gaining support in UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | KSL-TV

    The past several years have been challenging for small businesses such as Allen's Camera to compete with virtual retailers that often aren't required to charge customers sales tax on online purchases. "It's unfair right now," said Ethan Allen, owner of the three-shop local chain.

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  19. OPM Just Tip of the Iceberg: Hacking Expected to 'Dramatically Accelerate'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Instapundit

    The director of the Office of Management and Budget maintains that her agency has taken "significant steps" to protect sensitive cyber data but recent security breaches clearly establish that efforts to guard against future hacking attempts must "dramatically accelerate." Katherine Archuleta, who assumed her post 18 months ago, told members of the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee that her office is under "constant attack by evolving and advanced persistent threats and criminal actors" who are "sophisticated, well-funded and focused."

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  20. House Republicans call for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta's removalRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Washington Times

    House Republicans are asking President Obama to fire Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta following a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of federal employees Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour should also be fired for her inability to keep safe that data, which one former senior intelligence official described as "a gold mine for a foreign intelligence service," House Committee Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz , Utah Republican, said in a June 26 letter to Mr. Obama.

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