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.
The Office of Personnel Management announced today that the number of people whose fingerprints were stolen in the second of two data breaches that hit the agency’s servers is five times larger than originally estimated.
The Office of Personnel Management has announced that the government has awarded a contract to provide free identity protection services to the 21.5 million individuals whose personal data were left vulnerable as a result of the recent cybersecurity breach that hit the agency’s computer systems.
I recall reading that federal employees would be notified by June 30 whether or not their personal data had been compromised in the OPM data breaches, and if they received no notice, they could assume they were not compromised. Can you help me locate where I read this and how to determine the status of my personal information?
A recent letter from the Office of Personnel Management’s Office of the Inspector General to the OPM director says that OPM’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is hindering its ability to conduct investigations.
TSP account numbers are not shared with OPM. Therefore, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, TSP data were not impacted by the recent data breaches impacting federal employees.
The recent data breaches have put the Office of Personnel Management into a deep hole. The author looks at some deliberate steps he says OPM must take to begin resolving its current predicament and eventually emerge as a better and more effective agency.
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) plans to introduce an amendment that would give federal workers impacted by the two data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management much more identity theft protection than what has been offered thus far.
Legislation is being introduced to provide free lifetime ID theft protection to federal employees and retirees whose personal data was compromised in the recent OPM data breaches.