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Barbara Mikulski

Senators want action on government data breach

WASHINGTON �� The senators from Maryland and Virginia are looking for answers and action from the Office of Personnel Management after a data breach involving personal identifiable information for millions of federal workers. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., Virginia's Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Mark Warner, D-Va. sent a letter to OPM Director Katherine Archuleta Friday, criticizing the agency for a lack of transparency surrounding the breach, which affected executive-branch workers, and for failing to properly encrypt Social Security numbers. "Sensitive information belonging to members of our nation's federal workforce deserves the highest...