OPM Data Breach: Part II

Full Committee on Oversight and Reform
Full Committee on Oversight and Reform
Hearing Date: June 24, 2015 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB


  • To provide Members an opportunity to gain additional information on the security of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) information systems and the data it is entrusted to protect.
  • To examine OPM compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).



  • On June 4, OPM announced a data breach and its plan to notify approximately 4 million individuals whose personally identifiable information (PII) may have been compromised. The full extent of the data breach, including who was affected and what information was accessed, is still unknown.
  • The Committee held a hearing on June 16, 2015, titled, “OPM: Data Breach.” In prepared testimony, OPM Director Archuleta stated that “there was a high degree of confidence that OPM systems related to background investigations of current, former, and prospective Federal government employees, and those for whom a federal background investigation was conducted, may have been compromised.”
  • During the hearing, OPM Director Archuleta indicated that, “any federal employee from across all branches of government, whose organization submitted service history records to OPM, may have been compromised.”

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Katherine Archuleta Director U.S. Office of Personnel Management Document
Patrick E. McFarland Inspector General U.S. Office of Personnel Management Document
Donna K. Seymour Chief Information Officer U.S. Office of Personnel Management Document
Ann Barron-DiCamillo Director U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Eric A. Hess Chief Executive Officer KeyPoint Government Solutions Document
Rob Giannetta Chief Information Officer USIS Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman Chaffetz Opening Statement - As Prepared Document
FLEOA Letter to Congressional Oversight Leadership Document
OPM Director Archuleta to Chairman Chaffetz Document
Flash Audit Alert – U.S. Personnel Management’s Infrastructure Improvement Project Document
Transcript Document