The Army Materiel Command on Redstone Arsenal is investigating a security breach involving personal records of more than 400 AMC employees. According to the command, an AMC employee took hard copies of employee documents to the employee’s home in Huntsville, against Army regulations. The command said “the probability is low” that the documents were used for any illegal purpose. No further information will be released by AMC during the ongoing investigation. The news release stated:
We’re reasonably certain the information wasn’t removed for nefarious reasons. It is just very important that people be aware. The documents were retrieved and are currently secured. The compromise was immediately reported to the AMC Privacy Office, the Army Privacy Act Office and the Army Criminal Investigation Division. There was no evidence of criminal or fraudulent activity.
All AMC employees were notified, and employees whose information was compromised will be provided details as to what specific information was taken off base, the news release states. Those employees will also be provided a credit-monitoring service, the release said.
The employees affected are assigned within the AMC headquarters and its subordinate commands, with the majority on Redstone Arsenal. Brig. Gen. Darrell Williams, AMC Chief of Staff, stated:
The Army takes this loss very seriously and is reviewing current policies and practices with a view of determining what can or must be changed to preclude a similar occurrence in the future. At a minimum, we will be providing additional training to personnel to ensure that they understand that personally identifiable information must at all times be treated in a manner that preserves and protects the confidentiality of the data.
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