U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott expects more news regarding data breaches at federal agencies to surface following a 30-day government-wide blitz on cybersecurity.
In a recent interview, Scott, who was appointed by President Obama in February as chief of the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology, said that the government is searching exhaustively for incidents of data and ID theft and other breaches. The 30-day blitz came in the wake of the massive OPM breach that is thought to have compromised the personal information of 21.5 million Americans.
In an interview with Reuters, Scott said, “We said, ‘Run hard for the next 30 days and get big progress on these things. No excuses, just get it done,'” and he expects additional breaches to be uncovered.