IG finds problems with OPM data breach cleanup contract

The Office of Personnel Management broke contract rulings when it rushed to hire a company to provide protections to federal workers exposed in a data breach.

FCW.com reported that a full report will be out within the month, but basically OPM didn’t follow Federal Acquisition Regulations when it issued a blanket purchase agreement to the Winvale Group and subcontractor CSID.

The solicitation was only open for 36 hours on FBO.gov, which is what drew a lot of the initial questions.

OPM’s inspector general began investigating after OPM officials brought it to the IG’s attention, according to an OPM spokesman.

Read the full article at FCW.com.

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