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DOD puts National Guard bonus collections on hold

Defense Secretary Ash Carter last week told the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to suspend efforts to recoup enlistment bonuses inappropriately granted to California National Guard members.

OMB to create new Privacy Office

A new federal entity will manage the development and implementation of federal privacy policies, strategies and practices across the federal government.

NTEU defends OPM cyber breach lawsuit

The National Treasury Employees Union asked a federal court to reject a motion to dismiss its lawsuit seeking relief from the Office of Personnel Management for the cyber breach that exposed federal employees’ personal information.

Former IRS special agent indicted for tax fraud

A former IRS-Criminal Investigation special agent was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in California on charges of filing false tax returns and other offenses, the Justice Department said.

Report reveals gaps in Secret Service IT security

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General this month released an audit report that revealed an ongoing list of security shortcomings in IT management at the Secret Service.

OPM reviews excused absences for voting

The Office of Personnel Management this month detailed policies under which agencies may grant employees limited time off to vote in elections.

Watchdog says new VA whistleblower rules a mixed bag

Congress last month included new Department of Veteran Affairs whistleblower reforms as part of the continuing resolution the president signed into law Sept. 29.

DOD to build on Hack the Pentagon pilot

The Defense Department has awarded a contract that tasks two firms with ramping up the cyber security successes of DOD’s “Hack the Pentagon” pilot program.

OMB announces new Privacy Office

The administration said it will create a new entity to oversee the development and implementation of new federal privacy policies, strategies and practices across the federal government.

OSC resolves VA retaliation complaint

The Office of Special Counsel said it recently resolved a whistleblower retaliation complaint lodged by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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