OPM's Return to Paper Security Clearance Processing Roils Contractors, Lawmakers – Oversight – GovExec.com

The Office of Personnel Management has decided to take a step back in an attempt to move forward after hackers breached files containing sensitive data on millions of current and former federal employees, but some stakeholders are not fully on board with the plan.The agency sent an advisory last week to federal offices instructing them to temporarily collect paper copies of employees’ background investigation forms, rather than processing them electronically. OPM reached that decision after it shut down e-QIP, the Web tool that tracks employee background investigations, due to vulnerabilities that led to a breach of the personal information contained on the forms housed in the system.

Source: OPM’s Return to Paper Security Clearance Processing Roils Contractors, Lawmakers – Oversight – GovExec.com

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