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PSC to OPM: Protect all affected by data breach

The Professional Services Council is urging the Office of Personnel Management to protect the 21.5 million affected by the second OPM data breach.

“Unfortunately, it has now been more than four weeks since the first public release of the existence of the second breach and still no notifications have been sent out,” said PSC president and CEO Stan Soloway in a release.

OPM said in a July 27 announcement that it will not have a protection plan until the middle of August.

The delay is “unacceptable,” Soloway said. “Contractors and other affected individuals should be treated the same as the 4.1 million federal employees/former federal employees covered by the first data breach, who were notified within days of being affected and provided protections immediately.”  

Soloway and PSC recommended also that OPM consider using existing contracts to provide interim 18-month coverage while a longer-term solution is solicited and awarded.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

Reader Comments

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Well, today is August 20, 2015. Where is the notification, where is the plan? Hope that all at OPM had enjoyable summer vacations!

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The 60+ day notification delay for those affected by the OPM Part Ii data breach is totally unacceptable. Send the U.S. Marshal's Service to arrest EVERY OPM Senior Executive Service and political appointee ASAP!

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The 30+ day notification delay (so far) for those affected by the OPM Part II data breach IS totally unacceptable. Why do these OPM officials still have taxpayer-funded jobs given their proven incompetence and misfeasance?

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The 45+ day notification delay for those affected by the OPM Part II data breach IS totally unacceptable. Why do these OPM officials still have taxpayer-funded jobs given their proven incompetence and misfeasance?

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