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Please remember the OPM Data Breach under Obama's administration

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posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Honestly did not follow up to closely on that, never received notification about such a thing... just that my data was compromised.

What part of it... who knows, Active duty, reserve, civil service... or all three.




posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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Oddly, no. My prints were not taken and I count myself lucky. At least that's what they are telling me. On the other hand the application for security clearance is pretty detailed and gets more detailed depending on what level you are being vetted for.
For a low level mushroom (best when kept in the dark. One of our old jokes) like me, it was pretty basic. But, even at that level, I remember they wanted my mother's immigration number and other things of equal detail/depth. So, you get an idea about the data that is now out there even without the print angle.

I'm very much on the edge of my seat to see what the next few months bring with this issue.

Here's a question to mull over. Has the DoD's DNA data base been computerized and how secure is that? We all got those stupid cheek swabs when we got in. Could the be accessed and what could be done with that?



posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf

They preferred "Saving" money so it looks better on their yearly assessment.


I remember that mentality. I actually saw someone's certificate for a Commendation Medal that cited his saving the Air Force $6000 as one of his accomplishments. I almost fell over.



posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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For a low level mushroom (best when kept in the dark. One of our old jokes)
Too funny lol ..I plan on using that from now on ...



posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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I was used to it on active duty, this was GS level civil service at an air force base.

If it was happening there, I imagine it is hit or miss at every govt institution.



posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 02:20 PM
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LOL! Feel free, my friend. I have a ton of them.



posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Wizzz0001

I was used to it on active duty, this was GS level civil service at an air force base.

If it was happening there, I imagine it is hit or miss at every govt institution.


I'm sure it is. Just look at the VA healthcare debacle. Granted, that is an extreme case, but still a good exemplar.



posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 03:07 PM
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Has the DoD's DNA data base been computerized and how secure is that? We all got those stupid cheek swabs when we got in. Could the be accessed and what could be done with that?


Goodness gracious! They had your DNA?

What in the hell was our FBI cybersecurity people doing for the last 8 years! Who headed the FBI Cybersecurity Division
during this time?

I can't imagine having personal info stolen that includes practically your whole life story divulged to the OPM for background checks and security clearances----then having one's FINGERPRINTS get stolen----AND now we know there is a DNA database on these government employees that may have been breached as well.

I will ask again....Who was in charge during the past 8 years when technology was moving faster than a bullet for these cybersecurity issues....especially during the last FOUR???

Who was at the helm of the FBI Cybersecurity Division?
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posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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What I am being taught (IT security focus degree) is each office that has a budget has to handle their own cyber security, there is no umbrella protection for the FED.

So if your manager only understands monkey push button monkey get banana, odds are high they will not want to spend as much time and money on security as they should.



posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: queenofswords

What I am being taught (IT security focus degree) is each office that has a budget has to handle their own cyber security, there is no umbrella protection for the FED.

So if your manager only understands monkey push button monkey get banana, odds are high they will not want to spend as much time and money on security as they should.


But the FBI has a Cyber Division.

Who has been the director of that Division? Who oversees it?

What have they been doing for the last few years besides drawing a government paycheck?




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