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July 17, 2015 In The News

-- A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hearing last week in Washington D.C. on the fate of Santa Monica Airport left the attending City officials feeling frustrated with the agency, but satisfied they have a strong ally in Congressman Ted Lieu.

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July 15, 2015 In The News

The region’s Democratic Congressmen are speaking out about the Iran nuclear deal forged by a Democratic president — with reservation.

Speaking to the Journal hours after the landmark deal was announced on July 14, Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) expressed concerns about the deal but stopped far short of rejecting it. 

July 14, 2015 In The News

Controversial three-year lease deals for tenants at Santa Monica Airport drew hundreds of airport opponents the last time they went before the City Council, and now they are back on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

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July 13, 2015 In The News

The agency at the center of the likely largest-ever government data breach announced Thursday that more than 22 million people have had their personal information stolen.

July 13, 2015 In The News

When the number of Americans hit by the Office of Personnel Management’ data breaches reached 22 million, Katherine Archuleta finally gave her growing chorus of critics what they wanted on Friday: She let it be someone else’s problem.

But Archuleta’s resignation as OPM director accomplished little, both her detractors and supporters agree, beyond quieting the calls for her ouster.

July 13, 2015 In The News

The embattled director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has resigned, bowing to mounting pressure from Capitol Hill for her to step aside over a devastating government hack.


July 13, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON— Katherine Archuleta, the embattled Office of Personnel Management director, resigned Friday as the backlash grew over her office’s handling of the extensive hacking of millions of federal employee records that included security-clearance details dating back 15 years.

July 13, 2015 In The News

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Steve Russell (R-Okla.) plan to introduce a bill to transfer stewardship of federal security clearance records from the Office of Personnel Management to another agency.

July 13, 2015 In The News

Lawmakers look to strip OPM after hack. It might be a little too late for this, but there’s the making of a bipartisian movement in Congress to strip the Office of Personnel Management of its control over security clearances. “OPM was never designed to deal with national security,” Rep.

July 13, 2015 In The News

MORE QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT OPM HACK: Now that former OPM Director Katherine Archuleta has resigned, lawmakers and executive branch officials are starting to grapple with the long-term consequences of the theft of personal information for more than 21 million people from OPM networks.

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