FAA awards contract for identity theft protection services
June 3, 2010, 10:44 pm
After experiencing a security breach in February of last year that led to 45,000 current and former employees having their information exposed, the Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded a contract to provide additional protection.
The contract was given to Identity Force and will provide employees with identity theft protection services. During the year-long deal, FAA workers will be able to tap into identity monitoring offered by the company.
They will also have access to identity restoration services, which can help consumers who have run into their personal information being compromised. Identity Force will also offer training for FAA employees.
"The FAA is the first government agency, to my knowledge, to offer this service to all its employees because we feel it is the right thing to do," FAA Administrator Randy Babbittsaid.
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the country. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 11 million U.S. adults had their identities stolen in 2009, up from 10 million the year before. Last year saw the second annual increase in the number of victims, the company said.
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