Government to spend as much as $330 million to plug holes in cyber security defenses

Government eyes $330 million for cyber security

WASHINGTON, 2 Sept. 2015. The U.S. government is ready to spend as much as $330 million to plug holes in cyber security defenses to repair data breach damage from a computer hack in July of U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) computers that compromised the personal data of 21.5 million government workers.

Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $133.3 million contract Tuesday to ID Experts in Portland, Ore., for commercially available data breach recovery services in response to the OPM data breach. That contract has options that could bring its value to $330 million.

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