In the Spring of 2015 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) became aware of compromises to
government employee personal data. the DON recognises the seriousness of these breaches and will
provide access to timely and accurate information.
Based on a recently unclassified document Dated September 2015, from SECNAV (Secretary of the Navy)
"Office of Personnel Management data breach Notifications and Services Related to Data Breach Two"
Remarks of Secretary of Defense; "In ALNAV 056/15, I informed you of a second announced loss of
personnel information (Data Breach 2) at the Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) involving federal background investigation data affecting records of
current, former, and prospective federal employees, military members, and
contractors. Data Breach 2 affected 21.5 million individuals, including 19.7
million individuals who applied for a background investigation and 1.8
million non-applicants, predominantly spouses or co-habitants of applicants.
Impacted individuals submitted background investigation materials through OPM
in 2000 or afterwards (including submission of standard forms SF 86, SF 85,
or SF 85P) for a new background investigation or periodic reinvestigation. If
an individual underwent a background investigation prior to 2000, that
individual still may have been impacted, but it is less likely. Timely and
accurate information concerning both OPM data breach incidents is available."
OPM and the Department of Defense (DoD) have concluded planning and
administrative preparations for notification and support of affected
military, civilian, and contractor personnel, and other persons affected by
Data Breach 2.
The U.S. Government, via DoD, will directly notify those impacted
beginning later in September 2015 and notifications will continue for a
number of weeks thereafter.
Support services for affected persons and their dependent minor children
(under the age of 18 as of July 1, 2015) to include credit monitoring,
identity monitoring, identity theft insurance, and identity restoration
services will be provided by a private firm contracted for this purpose and
continue for a period of at least three years beginning 1 September 2015 and
ending 31 December 2018. Complete information concerning notifications,
support, and coverages is available at
The Department of the Navy continues to monitor and assess the risks
associated with both OPM data breaches. Even though personnel have not yet
been notified concerning Data Breach 2, you should assume that your personal
information was likely compromised and act accordingly. Taking advantage of
the materials posted to the Secretary of the Navy website will help you
better protect your vital information. As always, report any suspicious
activity to your Commanders. Security Managers, Privacy Officials, and Naval
Criminal Investigative Service.
6. Released by the Honorable Sean J. Stackley, Acting Secretary of the