What do the Coronavirus pandemic, 9/11 terrorist attacks, Boeing 737 MAX crashes, and the OPM data breach have in common?
First, their root causes were known and preventable. Second, they resulted in substantial human loss of life and privacy.
In most cases, Presidential panels were convened to affirm the root cause of their failures. Similarly, Congressional hearings have or will be held to investigate why these disasters in-waiting were known but not prevented.
Yet, the only catastrophe that has not been fully mitigated are the data breaches. The effects of Federal data breaches continue unabated.