Bloomberg Law
Sept. 7, 2016, 4:29 PM

Government Still Hasn’t Addressed Cybersecurity Issues, Chaffetz Says

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

The federal government still hasn’t secured its information technology systems, despite the massive data breaches disclosed by the Office of Personnel Management last year, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Sept. 7.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) discussed a year-long investigation by the committee into how the personal records of about 22.1 million people--including current, former and prospective federal employees and contractors who had submitted to background investigations--were compromised in a pair of OPM data breaches. A majority staff report on the committee’s investigation concluded that the OPM data breaches were preventable and that the agency ...

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