|FAFSA, the form all college students must submit if they are interested in receiving financial aid, recently experienced a data breach. The Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service did not take action in a timely manner. The Department of Education refuses to recognize the data breach, and both agencies failed to report the breach to Congress within the required seven days.
In an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing earlier this week, I demanded answers from representatives of the agencies. It's troubling to me that these agencies wasted $30 million by taking so long to act on this breach.
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