"The data breach of the Office of Personnel Management could affect more than 20 million Americans. Yet the true magnitude of this breach lies not in the number of individuals affected, but in the seemingly infinite ways it has compromised our national security," says Security Policy Reform Council Chair Charlie Allen in an op-ed published by FedScoop on July 17, 2015.
"The risk of widespread identity theft or other uses of personally identifiable information for financial gain is not to be taken lightly. But, in my view, it pales in comparison to how it has jeopardized our national security workforce, both in government and the private sector, and degraded the integrity of our security clearance system. Quite simply, it is a national security risk unlike any I’ve seen in my 50 years in the intelligence community."Read More at FedScoop