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The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican. (Associated Press)

OPM audit: Federal background check system vulnerable to cyberattack

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

The federal agency that lost millions of Americans' most personal data to hackers has long been delinquent on its cybersecurity controls -- including in two particularly sensitive systems that govern most of the government's background checks, an inspector general will tell Congress on Tuesday. Published June 16, 2015

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Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta (Associated Press) **FILE**

Feds acknowledge hack of government computers affected 21 million

- The Washington Times

Federal officials acknowledged Thursday that hackers managed to steal information on more than 21 million Americans from the government's background check computers, including details of their health and financial histories, as the shocking outlines of the breach finally became clear.

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James Clapper          T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times

Throwing Clapper under the bus

When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence.

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