A U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) review found unrelated third-party names and social security numbers in a random sampling of Privacy Act responses completed by Records Management Center (RMC) staff. […]

Department of Homeland Security DHS

Senator Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) policies and handling of personally identifiable information following recent security incidents.






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A new Office of Inspector General (OIG) report for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found that veterans’ sensitive personal information was accessible on a shared network by veterans service organization (VSO) officers who didn’t represent the veterans.






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DOJ Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted Robert Wayne Boling Jr., Fredrick Brown, Trorice Crawford, Allan Albert Kerr, and Jongmin Seok for “coordinating an identify-theft and fraud scheme targeting servicemembers and veterans.”






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NASA

According to an internal memo obtained by SpaceRef, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) suffered a breach of employee personally identifiable information (PII), leaving civil service employees who worked for the agency from July 2006 to October 2018 potentially affected.






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GSA General Services Administration

The General Services Administration’s Office of Inspector General said in a report issued Oct. 19 that it wants GSA’s IT Office (GSA IT) to provide a revised corrective action plan to improve the agency’s policies for responding to breaches of personally identifiable information (PII).






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