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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More Than a Generation

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

Committee staff report on the hacking of Office of Personnel Management data bases by foreign sources in 2015.  The report blames the agency for failing to heed repeated warnings about inadequate security and for misleading the public on the extent of the damage.  From the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform


FBI Releases Documents in Hillary Clinton E-Mail Investigation

Press release announcing public availability of the summary of Hillary Clinton’s July 2016 interview with FBI officials concerning allegations that classified information was improperly stored/transmitted on a personal e-mail server.  Also includes a factual summary of the FBI investigation.  Contains links to text of documents in FBI’s Vault site. The documents released for public viewing represent only a portion of the material turned over to congressional committees. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Investigative Report: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Analysis of Patent Examiners’ Time and Attendance

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Govt Finance,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Statistics

Full text of the report on time and attendance abuse by patent examiners at the Patent and Trademark Office.  Identified 137,000 unsupported hours of claimed work at a cost of nearly $8.8 million in a 9 month period.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce


Strengthening Cultural Resources Stewardship in the National Park Service

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,History,Native Americans

An “after action” review of scandalous conditions at a National Park Service monument in Iowa results in sharp criticism of the management of the agency for lack of understanding and concern about the preservation of cultural resources. From the National Park Service


Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-mail System

Finds that Secretary Clinton was extremely careless in handling sensitive information on a private email server, that the security culture in the State Department was lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government, but that the FBI could not find a case to support bringing criminal charges in its recommendation to the Justice Department.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Documents Related to the Former Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

A collection of 50 declassified documents relating to the CIA’s program for interrogation of suspected Jihadist terrorists.  From the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act online reading room.


Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

Provides an overview of laws and regulations relating to management of email records, assesses the effectiveness of electronic records management by the Office of the Secretary, evaluates compliance with records management requirements, and examines requirements related to the use of non-Departmental systems. Includes 8 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State


Briefing on the State Department Inspector General’s Report … Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

Transcript of the press conference of May 25, 2016 with senior State Department officials on the topic of use by past Secretaries of State of private email servers for official business.  From the State Department


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