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CHIPS Articles: New ALNAV Regarding OPM Data Breach Notifications and Services Related to Data Breach Two

New ALNAV Regarding OPM Data Breach Notifications and Services Related to Data Breach Two
By Navy News Service - September 8, 2015
ALNAV 072/15 was released Sept. 3 by the Honorable Sean J. Stackley, Acting Secretary of the Navy. Read ALNAV 072/15 below.

1. In ALNAV 056/15, I informed you of a second announced loss of personnel information (Data Breach 2) at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) involving federal background investigation data affecting records of current, former, and prospective federal employees, military members, and contractors. Data Breach 2 affected 21.5 million individuals, including 19.7 million individuals who applied for a background investigation and 1.8 million non-applicants, predominantly spouses or co-habitants of applicants.

Impacted individuals submitted background investigation materials through OPM in 2000 or afterwards (including submission of standard forms SF 86, SF 85, or SF 85P) for a new background investigation or periodic reinvestigation. If an individual underwent a background investigation prior to 2000, that individual still may have been impacted, but it is less likely. Timely and accurate information concerning both OPM data breach incidents is available at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/OPMBreachDON.

2. OPM and the Department of Defense (DoD) have concluded planning and administrative preparations for notification and support of affected military, civilian, and contractor personnel, and other persons affected by Data Breach 2.

3. The U.S. Government, via DoD, will directly notify those impacted beginning later in September 2015 and notifications will continue for a number of weeks thereafter.

4. Support services for affected persons and their dependent minor children (under the age of 18 as of July 1, 2015) to include credit monitoring, identity monitoring, identity theft insurance, and identity restoration services will be provided by a private firm contracted for this purpose and continue for a period of at least three years beginning 1 September 2015 and ending 31 December 2018. Complete information concerning notifications, support, and coverages is available at http://www.secnav.navy.mil/OPMBreachDON.

5. The Department of the Navy continues to monitor and assess the risks associated with both OPM data breaches. Even though personnel have not yet been notified concerning Data Breach 2, you should assume that your personal information was likely compromised and act accordingly. Taking advantage of the materials posted to the Secretary of the Navy website will help you better protect your vital information. As always, report any suspicious activity to your Commanders, Security Managers, Privacy Officials, and Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

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