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VA Data Breach Compromised Info of 46K Veterans

Cybersecurity

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that a data breach involving an online application used to handle medical payments compromised the personal data of approximately 46,000 veterans. The department’s Office of Information Technology will conduct a comprehensive security assessment before restoring system access to prevent data modification and unauthorized access.

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OMB Issues Policy on Use of Govt-Wide BPAs for Identity Protection Services

The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that requires federal agencies to use the General Services Administration’s blanket purchase agreements to acquire data breach response, credit monitoring and identity protection services. U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a memorandum published Friday the category management policy directs GSA …

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OPM Concludes Postal Notifications to Federal Data Theft Victims

The Office of Personnel Management reports it has mailed notification letters to almost 93 percent of federal employees and contractors whose records were compromised in a breach of OPM’s backround investigation database. OPM said Friday it will collect addresses of hack victims whom the agency could not locate through a Defense Department-run online …

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