OPM Hack Raises Questions about Government's Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

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Members of Congress are calling for the director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to resign after reports emerged of two major cyberattacks on the agency's computers, compromising the personal information of millions of federal employees. The hacks, which happened last year, highlight the agency's antiquated systems and security holes. We discuss this attack and what the government is doing to safeguard its computers and data.

Guests:

Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist and a senior policy analyst at the ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project

Mark DeSaulnier, U.S. congressman representing California's 11th District and member of the House Oversight Committee

Denise Zheng, deputy director and senior fellow of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

George McCubbin, national vice president of the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO union

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