1 Year after Data Breach, Survey Finds Little Confidence in Government

53 percent do not believe that the government has been transparent with its response to the OPM data breach. Furthermore, approximately 44 percent disagreed that their office or agency was better prepared to protect against future breaches than it was one year ago.


Nobody is immune to cyber crime, not even the United States government. A year ago, the State Department Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered a catastrophic data breach that compromised sensitive data of over 20 million individuals who submitted to background checks for federal employment. Though the leak has caused hardship for its victims, it has undeniably spurred a necessary culture change at OPM that should serve as a model for other government agencies.