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CHIPS Articles: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Data Breach May Impact Federal Employees

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Data Breach May Impact Federal Employees
By DON CIO - June 25, 2015
On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a cybersecurity breach potentially impacting personnel data, to include personally identifiable information, on current and former federal employees. About 4 million individuals may be impacted.

Through the course of the ongoing investigation into the cyber intrusion that compromised personnel records of current and former Federal employees announced on June 4, OPM has recently discovered that additional systems may have been compromised. These systems included those that contain information related to the background investigations of current, former, and prospective Federal government employees, as well as other individuals for whom a Federal background investigation was conducted.

OPM, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are working as part of this ongoing investigation to determine the number of people affected by this separate intrusion.

For the latest information from OPM please visit the OPM Website:

OPM began notifying affected current and former federal employees on Monday, June 8.The notifications will continue until complete. Notifications will be sent by U.S. Postal Service via letter or email.

Please become familiar with the actions you should take if you receive notification that the breach affects you by reading the following:

Visit the below websites for additional and up-to-date information and resources:

11 Jun 15 - OPM Guidance Provided by Defense Privacy Office -

UPDATED 15 Jun 2015 - OPM Data Breach -

UPDATED 23 Jun 2015 - DON OPM Data Breach -

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Website:

Department of the Navy Civilian Employee Assistance Program Website:

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