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  • New Frequently Asked Questions Added Dec 11, 2015

    We've added new FAQs to our cybersecurity online resource center. Click on the link above and use the "Show latest" filter to see the newest information.

  • New Resource Launched for those Impacted By Background Investigation Records Incident Dec 1, 2015

    The Federal Government has set up a verification center to assist individuals who have lost their PIN code or believe their data may be impacted but have not yet received notification letters. If you believe that you were impacted in the cyber intrusion involving background investigation records, but have not yet received your notification letter, we ask that you wait until mid-December before contacting the verification center. The Federal Government anticipates completing the mailing of notification letters by the end of the second week in December.

  • Notifications Begin for those Impacted By Background Investigation Records Incident Oct 1, 2015

    Yesterday, we began mailing notification letters to the individuals whose personal information was stolen in the cyber intrusion involving background investigation records. Impacted individuals will be notified by OPM via U.S. Postal Service mail. Email will not be used. The letters being mailed to those impacted by this incident will describe the comprehensive suite of identity theft protection and credit monitoring services that will be provided for at least three years, at no cost, to impacted individuals and to their dependent minor children.

  • New Frequently Asked Questions Added Oct 1, 2015

    We've added new FAQs to our cybersecurity online resource center. Click on the link above and use the "Show latest" filter to see what's new.

  • Update on Cyber Intrusion Involving Background Investigation Records Sep 23, 2015

    As part of the government’s ongoing work to notify individuals affected by the theft of background investigation records, the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense have been analyzing impacted data to verify its quality and completeness. During that process, OPM and DoD identified archived records containing additional fingerprint data not previously analyzed. Of the 21.5 million individuals whose Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information were impacted by the breach, the subset of individuals whose fingerprints have been stolen has increased from a total of approximately 1.1 million to approximately 5.6 million. This does not increase the overall estimate of 21.5 million individuals impacted by the incident. An interagency team will continue to analyze and refine the data as it prepares to mail notification letters to all impacted individuals.

  • Government Awards Identity Theft Protection Services Contract for Individuals Impacted by Background Investigation Records Incident Sep 1, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced the award of a $133,263,550 contract to Identity Theft Guard Solutions LLC, doing business as ID Experts, for identity theft protection services for 21.5 million individuals whose personal information was stolen following one of the largest cybercrimes ever carried out against the United States Government. These services will be provided at no cost to the victims of this crime. The U.S. Government, through the Department of Defense, will notify those impacted beginning in late September and continue over the following weeks. Notifications will be sent directly to impacted individuals.

  • New Frequently Asked Questions Added Sep 1, 2015

    We’ve added new FAQs to our cybersecurity online resource center. Click on the link above and use the “Show latest” filter to see what’s new.

  • Request for Quotation (RFQ) on Credit Monitoring and Identity Protection Services for the Background Investigations Incident Aug 12, 2015

    An interagency team has published the “Request For Quotation” or RFQ inviting vendors to bid on a contract for services we will provide to individuals impacted by the background investigation records incident. The vendor will provide a comprehensive set of services including identity restoration services and credit monitoring. Upon contract award, affected individuals will automatically have access to identity theft insurance and restoration services. The majority of notifications will be distributed to individuals in the few weeks that follow award. Upon notification, individuals will also be able to sign up for additional services including identity and credit monitoring.

  • New Frequently Asked Questions Added Aug 12, 2015

    We’ve added two new FAQs to our cybersecurity online resource center.

  • An Update from Acting Director Beth Cobert Jul 24, 2015

    This week we were able to bring back online the system that we use to process background investigation forms for Federal employees and Federal job applicants. We have also added some helpful features to OPM's online resource center.

  • Stay Informed Section Added Jul 23, 2015

    We've added an RSS feed, links to our social media accounts, and badge widgets you can use to direct people to our site.

  • Important Scam Notice from FTC Jul 23, 2015

    If you were impacted by the recent OPM cybersecurity incidents, please see this important scam notice from the FTC.

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