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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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawmakers are debating whether to strip the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of its control over security clearances after hackers made off with nearly 20 million background check forms housed at the agency.
Reps. Ted Lieu (above) and Steve Russell plan to introduce legislation that would take oversight of the security clearance system away from OPM.
A long-awaited meeting to discuss Santa Monica Airport was held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local elected officials and residents.
Congressman Ted Lieu (33rd District) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (37th District) hosted the meeting between their constituents and senior FAA officials.
California congressman proposes classifying so-called conversion therapy as fraud
Transgender teen Leelah Alcorn killed herself late last year, blaming her parents for forcing her to attend conversion therapy.
Sen. Mark Warner (Va.) on Thursday became the highest-ranking Democrat to call for the resignation of the agency head at the center of one what’s thought to be the largest government hack ever.
SANTA MONICA—Nearly two dozen Santa Monica city officials, activists and residents met with members of the FAA in Washington D.C. earlier this week to advocate for the closure of the Santa Monica Airport.
According to Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown, the airport fails to meet minimum safety requirements and pollutes the local environment.