Federal Aviation Administration to Provide All Employees with Identity Theft Protection
June 2nd, 2010
IdentityForce, Inc., a leader in identity theft prevention services, announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the Federal Aviation Administration to provide all employees with identity theft protection services. The contract is part of the agency’s continued response to a breach in February 2009 that exposed the personal information of more than 45,000 employees and retirees.
The new IdentityForce contract replaces previous identity protection services offered last year to employees and offers significant new features for a period of 12 months.
- First, employees may sign up for full identity monitoring that will track their credit reports and other identity documents that could be altered.
- Second, identity restoration services will be offered under the contract to any employee who has his or her identity information stolen or otherwise adversely affected. A certified professional provided by IdentityForce will work on the employee’s behalf with creditors, insurance companies, banks, courts, law enforcement agencies and other parties to restore an employee’s identity.
- In addition to the new services, FAA employees will receive training and awareness information later this year on how to better protect the personally identifiable information of agency staffers, contractors and customers.
“We’re delighted to offer this service as an improvement over last year’s protection as it now adds full identity restoration,” Administrator Randy Babbitt said. “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.” The agency will also continue to offer protection to individuals affected by the breach who no longer work at the FAA.
“IdentityForce is proud to be working with the FAA, and we applaud the agency’s leadership team for implementing strategic solutions, including training, as part of its ongoing efforts to eliminate the threat of data breaches,” explained IdentityForce CEO Steven Bearak. Identity Force is the #1 provider of identity protection services to the federal government and has served many agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Coast Guard.
IdentityForce is a GSA-approved Federal Government Contractor (#GS-23F-0125S) and has been awarded the GSA’s Credit Monitoring Blanket Purchase Agreement. Anyone interested in learning more about IdentityForce’s award-winning services can visit www.identityforce.com.
For nearly 40 years, IdentityForce, Inc. has provided top-rated, highly scalable, award-winning identity theft, privacy and credit protection solutions to consumers, businesses, and government agencies. A pioneer of identity protection, IdentityForce’s innovation and customer-centric approach has made the company a trusted partner for both organizations and individuals. IdentityForce also provides custom-tailored programs to organizations enabling them to build closer relationships and additional revenue streams. In 2015, the U.S. government awarded IdentityForce elite Tier One status as an approved provider of identity protection services for data breaches affecting over 21.5 million people. IdentityForce is the only identity protection provider awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal. Follow IdentityForce on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, engage with us on LinkedIn, and join us on Google+. Learn more at www.identityforce.com.