A large number of current and former federal employees and others in the federal community have been impacted by the theft of personal data from government records. Here is an update on an increase in insurance coverage and other actions that may help those impacted by these events.
A letter released by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform gives credit to OPM rather than one of its contractors for discovering the data breach on the agency’s computer network that left the personal information of millions of current and former federal employees vulnerable.
The author says that while the government is making progress, it needs to address the fundamental problems that are preventing it from fully utilizing modern technology. He discusses some of the barriers in place from keeping the government from moving into the 21st century.
The recent data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management impacted millions of current and former federal employees. These are highlights of some actions the government is taking to secure the personal data of its workforce.
The Office of Personnel Management said in a statement that since the two data breaches that hit its computer systems were announced, 2.4 million people have enrolled so far in the identity theft monitoring services the government is offering to impacted individuals.
I’ve heard that the recent tax and spending legislation expanded identity theft protection to federal employees who were affected by the OPM data breach. Is this true?
Congress is giving federal employees some last minute Christmas gifts in the $1.1 trillion spending bill recently announced by lawmakers.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said in a recent letter that he wants the Office of Personnel Management to fire its Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour.
The Office of Personnel Management has announced that it has completed sending notification letters to the majority of victims of the recent data breaches that hit the agency’s computers. Here is what this means for current or former federal workers who may be wondering if their personal information was exposed.