A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. A "multi-agency cyber response team is working with the company to identify the scope of the intrusion," DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard said in a statement. The Office of Personnel Management had also suspended work with USIS, the Post said, adding that government officials do not believe the breach has affected non-DHS employees. "We are working collaboratively with OPM and DHS to resolve this matter quickly and look forward to resuming service on all our contracts with them as soon as possible," USIS said in the statement on its website.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood soldier whose family came to the United States as refugees when he was 10 years old became the first Vietnamese-American to reach the rank of general in the U.S. Army on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who made it through airport security without a boarding pass and took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor trespassing charge.
DENVER (AP) — Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.