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FCW Reports that CyTech Services Not Paid for OPM Breach Response—OPM Contractor “Not Allowed” to Discuss

News, OPM

An article by Zach Noble of Federal Computer Week breaks the news that one year later, OPM has failed to compensate CyTech Services—a service-disabled veteran owned small business—for the work it performed during and following the discovery of the Office of Personnel Management breach after demonstrating its CyFIR Enterprise software platform at OPM in April 2015.

It’s Cotton’s contention that OPM director of security operations Jeff Wagner issued an “emergency verbal purchase order” to him on April 22, 2015, and told him to work through prime contractor Imperatis to sort out the details.

Last summer, then-CIO Seymour testified that OPM had purchased licenses from Cytech, but an OPM official told FCW on background that the agency had no records of such a contract, and that Seymour may have spoken in error.

The Imperatis rep that Cotton said was tasked with the contract work, meanwhile, told FCW, “I’m not allowed to talk about that.”

The full article is available on the Federal Computer Week website.