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OPM Data Breach Information

On June 4, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that over four million current and retired federal employees’ personally identifying information (PII) was compromised by a cyber data breach. Those whose data was stolen would be notified either via e-mail or post, and would be offered 18 months of free credit monitoring from CSID, a private company that provides identity and fraud protection.

In the following weeks, it was discovered more were affected and there was a second breach, in which data from security clearance forms, SF 86, was stolen. This included data not only on current and retired federal employees, but also separated and prospective employees as well as their family members. It is estimated that now the data breach affects 18 million people, with speculation it affects 32 million. In response, the Federal Managers Association (FMA) issued letters to OPM, President Barack Obama, and Congress, calling for better protections offered to those whose data was jeopardized, and to hold those accountable responsible for their negligence.

FMA will update this page with the latest updates from OPM, FMA actions, and news stories to keep FMA members informed through this trying time.


Updates from OPM

 

OPM ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ONLINE VERIFICATION CENTER FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE BREACH - December 1, 2015

EXAMPLE OF OPM NOTIFICATION LETTER IF FINGERPRINT DATA IS COMPROMISED - October 13, 2015

EXAMPLE OF OPM NOTIFICATION LETTER ON SECURITY CLEARANCE DATA BREACH - October 13, 2015

NOTIFICATION TO VICTIMS OF BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION BREACH HAS BEGUN - October 1, 2015     

NUMBER OF FINGERPRINTS STOLEN NOW STANDS AT 5.6 MILLION - September 23, 2015

OPM ANNOUNCES CONTRACT FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE BREACH - September 1, 2015

UPDATE LETTER FROM OPM ACTING DIRECTOR COBERT - August 10, 2015

e-QIP SYSTEM BACK ONLINE - July 23, 2015

EXPLANATION OF CSID ALERTS FOR NEW YORK AND MINNESOTA RESIDENTS - July 17, 2015

LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM OPM

OPM ANNOUNCES STEPS TO PROTECT FEDERAL WORKERS AND OTHERS FROM CYBER THREATS



FMA Efforts and Outreach on the OPM Data Breach

 

Below is a listing of work FMA and its members have done since OPM's initial announcement made on June 4, 2015.

FEDERAL-POSTAL COALITION URGES PRESIDENT TO TAKE ACTION ON DATA BREACH - June 25, 2015

FMA WARNS SENATE ON DANGERS OF DATA BREACH - June 23, 2015

FMA CALLS FOR BETTER PROTECTIONS AFTER DATA BREACH - June 23, 2015

FMA LETTER TO MEMBERS ABOUT DATA BREACH - June 5, 2015


The Latest News


ONE YEAR AFTER OPM CYBERTHEFT HIT 22 MILLION: ARE YOU SAFER NOW? - June 9, 2016

FEDS HACKED IN OPM BREACH COULD STILL RECEIVE MORE BENEFITS - June 9, 2016 

MORE QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT OPM'S RESPONSE TO BREACHES OF BACKGROUND PERSONNEL RECORDS - May 27, 2016

IT WAS OPM, NOT A CONTRACTOR, THAT FIRST DISCOVERED DATA BREACH - May 27, 2016

OPM CIO SEYMOUR RESIGNS DAYS BEFORE OVERSIGHT HEARING - February 23, 2016

OPM'S $20 MILLION CONTRACT FOR POST-HACK ID PROTECTION VIOLATED FEDERAL CONTRACTING RULES - November 12, 2015

OPM RESPONSE TO CYBERBREACH CHALLENGED AGAIN - September 15, 2015

SECURITY CLEARANCE BREACH VICTIMS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY END OF SEPTEMBER - September 2, 2015

THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL CONSIDERING BETTER AND LONGER PROTECTIONS FOR HACK VICTIMS - August 19, 2015

SOME OPM HACK VICTIMS WILL WAIT FOUR MONTHS TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS - August 5, 2015

NAVY TAKES CHARGE IN FINDING A CONTRACTOR TO PROTECT OPM HACK VICTIMS - August 3, 2015

MORE DELAYS HOLD BACK OPM HACK VICTIMS FROM RECEIVING PROTECTION BENEFITS - July 31, 2015

TSP DATA NOT IMPACTED BY OPM BREACHES - July 28, 2015

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS OKS 10-YEAR CREDIT MONITORING FOR FEDS, BUT NOT EXTRA OPM IT FUNDING - July 23, 2015

OPM TO CHARGE AGENCIES FOR SERVICES OFFERED TO HACK VICTIMS - July 21, 2015 

NEW OPM DIRECTOR PROMISES TO IMPROVE RESPONSE TO DATA BREACH - July 15, 2015

MANY QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT THE SERVICES THAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO HACK VICTIMS - July 10, 2015

ALL FEDERAL WORKERS, NOT JUST BREACH VICTIMS, COULD GET CREDIT MONITORING - July 10, 2015

ARCHULETA RESIGNS - July 10, 2015

MORE THAN 21.5 MILLION AFFECTED BY BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION BREACH - July 9, 2015

CARDIN TO OFFER LEGISLATION ASSISTING FEDS AFFECTED BY DATA BREACH - July 9, 2015

A TIMELINE OF GOVERNMENT DATA BREACHES - July 6, 2015

ARCHULETA QUESTIONED ABOUT DATA BREACH BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE - June 25, 2015

OPM HACK AFFECTED MORE THAN 18 MILLION PEOPLE - June 18, 2015

DATA BREACH WIDER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT - June 17, 2015

SENATORS CALL FOR BETTER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONS FOR RETIREES - June 16, 2015

AGENCIES HAVE 30 DAYS TO SECURE CYBER SYSTEMS - June 16, 2015

4 MILLION FEDS COULD BE AFFECTED BY DATA HACK - June 4, 2015


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