The 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.