“The government plans to award a sweeping five-year contract in August to a private company to monitor the hacked security clearance data of 21.5 million people for identity theft — and ensure that the records are protected from further intrusions.
The winning bidder will be asked to monitor financial and health information of the breach victims — contractors and federal employees and their families — for fraudulent activity; set up call centers to answer questions; train government employees how to prevent other hacks and restore stolen identities.
And the contractor must be on constant alert for further risks to the hacked background investigation files, among the most sensitive data in the government, according to a 55-page solicitation the General Services Administration issued last week.
GSA has asked potential bidders if they have the capacity to host such a large trove of data: “In light of these requirements, does your company have the…
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