Additional Details on the OPM Identity Protection Contract Set to Expire

December 3, 2018


The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) contract with ID Experts to offer complimentary credit and identity monitoring, identity theft insurance and identity restoration services to millions of active and retired federal employees and contractors compromised by the 2015 cyberattacks is set to expire on December 31, 2018. The three-year contract was established following two egregious cyberattacks that targeted OPM records and stole sensitive personal information of more than 21 million individuals.
 
OPM is now soliciting quotes from vendors using the General Services Administration Identity Protection Services Multiple Award Blanket Purchase Agreement to rebid the contract. The agency expects to complete the re-compete by the end of December 2018. OPM reported to NARFE that services offered to the victims currently enrolled with ID Experts will be extended through June 30, 2019, with no interruption of services and at no cost to participants. According to the agency, these individuals do not need to take any action at this time and can expect no changes to their current coverage. Updates will be made available on the OPM Cybersecurity Resource Center website.
 
The 2015 breaches left many in the federal community victimized and vulnerable after their personal information was stolen. With a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty renewed by the impending expiration of the current contract and OPM’s delayed action, it is paramount  that OPM provides victims with clarity through timely notifications on what to expect for the remaining seven years of mandated protection. Further, the threat of identity theft will not expire with the end of the ten-year mandate set by Congress to provide identity protection services. Because of this, NARFE strongly supports the RECOVER Act, H.R. 5765, introduced by Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-MD. This vitally important legislation would provide lifetime identity protection services for affected individuals.

 

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Additional Details on the OPM Identity Protection Contract Set to Expire

December 3, 2018


The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) contract with ID Experts to offer complimentary credit and identity monitoring, identity theft insurance and identity restoration services to millions of active and retired federal employees and contractors compromised by the 2015 cyberattacks is set to expire on December 31, 2018. The three-year contract was established following two egregious cyberattacks that targeted OPM records and stole sensitive personal information of more than 21 million individuals.
 
OPM is now soliciting quotes from vendors using the General Services Administration Identity Protection Services Multiple Award Blanket Purchase Agreement to rebid the contract. The agency expects to complete the re-compete by the end of December 2018. OPM reported to NARFE that services offered to the victims currently enrolled with ID Experts will be extended through June 30, 2019, with no interruption of services and at no cost to participants. According to the agency, these individuals do not need to take any action at this time and can expect no changes to their current coverage. Updates will be made available on the OPM Cybersecurity Resource Center website.
 
The 2015 breaches left many in the federal community victimized and vulnerable after their personal information was stolen. With a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty renewed by the impending expiration of the current contract and OPM’s delayed action, it is paramount  that OPM provides victims with clarity through timely notifications on what to expect for the remaining seven years of mandated protection. Further, the threat of identity theft will not expire with the end of the ten-year mandate set by Congress to provide identity protection services. Because of this, NARFE strongly supports the RECOVER Act, H.R. 5765, introduced by Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-MD. This vitally important legislation would provide lifetime identity protection services for affected individuals.

 

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