U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

September 6, 2016

Congressional Report Slams OPM on Data Breach

This post was originally published on this siteThe massive data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that exposed background investigations and fingerprint data on millions of Americans was the result of a cascading series of cybersecurity blunders from the agency’s senior leadership on down to the outdated technology used to secure the sensitive data, according to a lengthy report released today by a key government oversight panel. OPM offices in Washington, DC. Image: Flickr. The 241-page analysis, commissioned by the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, blames OPM for jeopardizing U.S. national security for more than a generation. The report […]