OPM Shuts Down Background Checking
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The shutdown of the e-QIP system is a result of a vulnerability that was identified by the OPM after it began a comprehensive review of its technology infrastructure. The OPM stated that it has no evidence that the vulnerability in the e-QIP system has been exploited.
"The security of OPM's networks remains my top priority as we continue the work outlined in my IT Strategic Plan, including the continuing implementation of modern security controls," OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said in a statement. "This proactive, temporary suspension of the e-QIP system will ensure our network is as secure as possible for the sensitive data with which OPM is entrusted."