Now that hackers have stolen millions of federal personnel records, two Congressmen say the government agency that lost them should no longer be trusted to protect sensitive documents.
OPM knew who had security clearances to know government secrets. Experts warned this could put American spies at risk and sure enough, the U.S. pulled spies from China after the hack.
U.S. Congressmen Ted Lieu and Steve Russell want to prevent that from happening again.
They say any list of who has security clearances — which Americans know state and military secrets — is itself sensitive information. And it belongs at a place that knows how to protect spies.
On Wednesday, the politicians laid out their suggestions in a letter. It was addressed to a special council, one put together by the Obama administration in the wake of the data breach to review how the government handles records.
CNNMoney obtained a copy of that letter.
It’s still unclear who did it. Some in law enforcement quietly point to China. Just last week, however, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said investigators still aren’t sure.
But what is clear now is