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Federal-Postal Coalition Seeks Special IT Task Force to Investigate OPM Hacks

cybersecurityThe Federal-Postal Coalition has called on President Barack Obama to form a dedicated information technology task force to handle the investigation on the data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, Government Executive reported Friday.

Kellie Lunney writes that the coalition of federal workforce advocates wrote Obama Thursday to ask for the special task force consisting of IT experts from defense and intelligence agencies and the private sector.

“The task force should be responsible for rebuilding the government’s personnel databases to ensure their protection and functionality to the greatest extent possible,” the letter said, according to the report.

The coalition also noted that the government has shared little information on the extent and impact of the attacks, Lunney reports.

She adds that the group urged Obama to seek supplemental funding from Congress for the upgrade of the government IT infrastructure.

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