The federal government can say all they want. Point figures all they can. There's no excuse for our government's data to be hacked. It would have cost a lot less to prevent the hacking than what they will be paying out now for insurance, etc. Do you think this is a wake up call. I doubt it. Sony was a good example and the government got involved in that. Maybe it is time to go back to less data being available by using more paper. Do you remember being told that by using computers we would use less paper? That never happened and preventing hacking will probably never happen either. If you can't be one step ahead by being proactive, you will always be reactive. Guess federal employees make too much money so their data can't be protected because there's not enough money to do that. As a former government employee, I would have preferred a little less money and my privacy. You get what you pay for. This is of interest http://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-hackers-personnel-data-every-federal-employee-195138422--finance.html#
Another question is I wonder if our government is hacking away at other countries' data. Just ask Snowden.