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PSC Calls for Immediate Fraud Protection of Contractors Affected by OPM Breach

cybersecurityThe Professional Services Council has urged the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to provide notification and identity monitoring services to the approximately 21.5 million victims of a second breach incident at the agency.

PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway said Wednesday in a letter to acting OPM Director Beth Cobert that contractors and their family members should receive the same protection that OPM has offered to 4.1 million federal employees affected by a previous record hack.

“We strongly recommend that OPM consider using existing contracts to immediately provide interim 18-month coverage for those affected by the second breach while a comprehensive and uniform longer-term solution is solicited and awarded for all affected individuals,” Soloway added.

The agency expects to finalize a contract for services to address the cybersecurity incident by mid-August.

The council represents almost 400 companies that provide information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, social, environmental and international development services in the federal market.

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