The Federal Eye: security

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Phishing e-mail involving TSP may have been another agency’s security test

The TSP, a 401(k)-style program, is investigating an e-mail that made the rounds of federal employees

By Eric Yoder  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  account security, phishing, security, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Retirees to get 1.5 percent inflation increase to benefits

Cost of living adjustment for retirees exceeds expected pay raise for federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cola, federal retirement, inflation adjustment, retirement, social security

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Closely watched COLA announcement to be delayed

Measurement of inflation used to increase payments for federal retirees and others is stalled by funding lapse.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cola, consumer price index, federal retiremenet, inflation adjustment, social security

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

How would a shutdown impact Homeland Security?

About 86 percent of the department's employees would continue to work if federal funding runs out next week.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  homeland security

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Auditors: Social Security may have overpaid disability claims by $1.3 billion

Congressional auditors estimated that the Social Security Administration may have paid about 36,000 people who were working.

By Josh Hicks  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social security

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013

NSA to cut 90 percent of systems administrators

NSA to cut 90 percent of systems administrators in wake of secret disclosures by Edward Snowden.

By Joe Davidson  |  02:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security Agency

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Social Security Administration now processing same-sex marriage benefit claims

Social Security program is one of many benefits affected by the Defense of Marriage Act case.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, same sex marriage, social security administration, Social Security Benefits, survivor benefits

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Government lacks uniform security-clearance guidelines, official says

Congress's watchdog agency found that the national intelligence director has not provided clearly defined policies and procedures.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national security, nsa

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Homeland Security CIO resigned this week

Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires resigned after being on leave for more than two months.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  homeland security

Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 04/23/2013

TSA delays knife policy set to begin Thursday

TSA had announced last month that it would allow passengers to carry small knives on board aircraft beginning on April 25.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:12 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 04/19/2013

DHS plan for customs pre-clearance in Abu Dhabi raises concerns

Lawmakers and a coalition of aviation-industry groups have written to the Department of Homeland Security about its plan to establish a pre-clearance facility in United Arab Emirates.

By Josh Hicks  |  10:16 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  homeland security

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Lawmakers urge TSA to reinstate knife ban

A bipartisan trio has urged the TSA to continue its ban on carrying small knives on board planes. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:55 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Furlough-caused financial problems could affect security clearances

Federal employees should take steps to protect their security clearances if furloughs cause them financial hardship, two defense agencies have said.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, security clearances, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 02/13/2013

New warnings sounded on sequestration's impact

The automatic budget cutting set for March 1 would hamper the government's ability to protect the public in a range of areas, according to several warnings that were sounded Wednesday.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:53 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  department of homeland security, federal employees, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 02/05/2013

FCC botched cyber-security planning after breach, report says

The Government Accountability Office said sensitive FCC information remains at risk of misuse, improper disclosure and destruction despite the agency's actions after a 2011 breach.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:37 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cyber security

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/28/2012

House backs giving clothing abandoned at airports to homeless veterans

Clothing left behind at airport security checkpoints would be turned over for distribution to homeless veterans under a bill the House passed Tuesday.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abandoned clothing, homeless veterans, transportation security administration

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/09/2012

TSA screeners ratify contract

Airport security screeners have ratified the first contract with the Transportation Security Administration, a pact that among other things overhauls their pay for performance system to emphasize actual on the job performance over certification tests.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport screeners, american federation of government employees, screener contract, transportation security administration