The Defense Information Systems Agency sent out letters to people impacted by a data breach that exposed personal information like social security numbers.
Identity theft protection coverage with ID Experts will continue for victims of the Office of Personnel Management’s 2015 cyber breaches, the company announced Tuesday.
Individuals enrolled in the Office of Personnel Management’s free identity protection service don’t need to take action while recompetes its existing contract over the next six months. OPM’s existing contract was supposed to expire on Dec. 31, 2018.
The Office of Personnel Management and its contractor, Winvale/CSID, can’t agree on just how many people need to re-enroll with a new vendor to keep credit monitoring and identity protection services, and they haven’t yet finalized a plan to smoothly transition those victims to the new service provider, ID Experts.
The Office of Personnel Management said it’s notifying about 100,000 to 150,000 cyber breach victims enrolled in credit monitoring services with Winvale/CSID that their coverage will soon expire.
GSA and the Naval Sea Systems Command released a blanket purchase agreement and the first task order under that contract vehicle to provide a host of credit monitoring and identity protection services for those affected by the OPM data breach. The number of potential victims increased to 28 million.
UPDATED: Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) joins a growing list of Washington-area lawmakers who are looking at whether Congress could pay for the costs from the OPM breach under emergency appropriations.