Are you a current or former fed that may have been impacted by the data breach? Take our poll and tell us how worried you are about the safety of your personal information.
The vast majority of respondents to our Federal News Radio poll – 82 percent – said they were ”very worried” about the breach and that if they were affected, they planned to take advantage of the credit monitoring services being offered by OPM.
Hackers attempted to steal federal employees’ personal information nine times within the past year. The Office of Personnel Management said it found out about the most recent cyber attack back in April. OPM is starting to tell employees if they’ve been affected and what they can do to protect their information. Dan Blair, president of the National Academy of Public Administration and former deputy director at OPM, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why hackers are after more than just your identity.
Ever hear of a credit freeze? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. One federal employee from Washington State says it might be the solution for those worried that their personally identifiable information may have been exposed by hackers.
Are current and former feds satisfied with the information they are receiving from the government about the data breach at OPM? Take our brief, anonymous survey and let us know your thoughts.
J. David Cox, the national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said the Office of Personnel Management needs to provide more detailed information about the recent cyber breach.
If it’s really true that misery loves company, current and former members of the federal family must be jumping with joy, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
The Office of Personnel Management’s contract for credit monitoring services has come under scrutiny lately. OPM closed the bidding process after only 36 hours, which led several procurement experts to question whether the agency steered the contract toward Winvale. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) has started looking into the contract, sending a letter to OPM Director Katherine Archuleta last week seeking answers about both the rationale for the contract award, as well as the performance of Winvale and its subcontractor CSID. Sen. Warner joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what he wants to know and why he’s so upset.
OPM Director Katherine Archuleta steps down one day after after her agency announced the results of the investigation into the breach of its background investigation databases. OMB Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert will become acting director beginning Saturday.
The federal government isn’t just setting up credit monitoring services for the millions of federal workers affected by the Office of Personnel Management cyber breaches. OPM is also pursuing giving all federal employees some type of credit monitoring