OPM’s $20M contract for ID theft protection violated federal rules
Can OPM do anything right?
In this week’s installment of their totally infuriating breach and breach response saga, it appears that they didn’t follow proper procedures in awarding a contract for ID theft monitoring services for breach victims. Jack Moore reports:
The inspector general of the Office of Personnel Management says a $20 million sole-source contract to offer identity-theft protection to millions of hacked federal employees ran afoul of contracting regulations.
Officials in OPM’s Office of Procurement Operations violated the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the agency’s own policies in awarding a $20.7 million contract to provide credit-monitoring and ID-theft services, according to a summary of IG findings included in an Oct. 30 memo to acting OPM Director Beth Cobert.
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