Agencies might be paying too much for the identity theft and credit monitoring services they’ve offered federal employees in the aftermath of data breaches.
In a new white paper from the National Academy of Public Administration, federal experts say a breakdown of the federal human capital system ultimately led to some of agencies’ biggest challenges in recent years, from the cyber breaches at the Office of Personnel Management to the 49,000 vacancies at the Veterans Affairs Department.
The Office of Personnel Management’s cybersecurity breach stands as a kind of watershed. But results from a survey by ISC(2) and KPMG show the lessons may not have penetrated the ranks of federal security chiefs. Dan Waddell, managing director for North America with ISC(2) and Tony Hubbard, a principal with KPMG, share more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In the 12 months since the OPM cyber breach, is the government and industry in a better position when it comes to cybersecurity? Take our anonymous survey.
Randy Silvey, president Silverlight Financial, advises federal employees to take action now to protect their identities and credit by paying for a credit freeze and changing financial passwords.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) continues where his predecessor former Sen. Tom Coburn left off. Lankford identified 100 examples of wasteful and fraudulent federal programs and processes in his first ever wastebook.
The Office of Personnel Management plans to notify an additional 700,000 people by the end of October, and by mid-November have notified roughly 10 million victims of the cyber breach.
Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Steve Russell (R-Okla.) called on the White House to find a more appropriate and secure location to store personal information gleaned from the security clearance process.
The theft of more than 4 million fingerprints is a “black eye” on the face of the Office of Personnel Management, cybersecurity experts say, but it’s also a reminder for all agencies and industry to consider the strength of their security access.
In Depth host Francis Rose sits down with Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) for a conversation about some of the top stories impacting federal employees.