Oct 082010
 
 October 8, 2010  Govt, Workplace

Emily Long reports:

The Office of Personnel Management should improve its oversight of federal background investigations to ensure the security of personal information, according to a new audit.

A Government Accountability Office report released Thursday found OPM’s Federal Investigative Service, which conducts background checks for individuals seeking government employment and security clearances, has limited oversight of privacy regulations designed to protect identifying information collected in those processes. FIS is bound by the 1974 Privacy Act and the 2002 E-Government Act to limit the disclosure and use of personal information and to implement safeguards for protecting that data. It does not monitor investigator and agency compliance to privacy laws, however, the audit found.

Read more on NextGov.

This might have been a good study to throw in during oral argument in the NASA v. Nelson case, perhaps?

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