Cybersecurity: The Department of the Interior

Hearing Date: July 15, 2015 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB


  • To explore the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) role in the recent U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach.
  • To review the DOI Inspector General’s (IG) recent investigative reports. 


  • DOI housed the OPM personnel file database that was recently breached.
  • DOI IG recently conducted penetration tests of select DOI bureaus.
  • The tests found 3,000 vulnerabilities.
  • A lack of inventory of IT resources and no network segmentation between publicly facing websites and internal websites were identified as areas of high concern.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Ms. Sylvia Burns Chief Information Officer U.S. Department of the Interior Document
Ms. Mary Kendall Deputy Inspector General U.S. Department of the Interior Document

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