FAQs: Cybersecurity Modernization Initiative

Recent cybersecurity breaches have highlighted the threat of external attacks on federal government data systems. For this reason, we reviewed and updated our data, applications, and systems that serve our claimants. This ensured the continued protection of sensitive personal data. We paused some of our work to expedite the review. We completed the first phase of the initiative on September 15, 2021, and restored most core program functions.

Although NIOSH restored these critical functions, work will temporarily proceed at a slower pace. Speed will increase as new automation and data management capabilities are implemented through late January 2022. DCAS will have full functionality and process claims at the normal pace by the end of June 2022.

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Cybersecurity Modernization Initiative