Any federal employee or contractor that has been through a background check and whose information may have been compromised in the OPM breach, beware of any emails or phone calls that are claiming to be from the government or others acting on their behalf. You are likely being scammed. Any notice you will receive will come in the mail. A June 30 alert from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned that “US-CERT is aware of phishing campaigns masquerading as emails from [OPM] or the identity protection firm CSID.”
Smoke testing is a term used to describe the testing process for servers after patches are applied.
The process typically involves making sure servers are rebooted in the right order, making sure they have completely rebooted, restarting applications in the right order, and then testing to be certain everything is working properly when users return to work in the morning.
This typically takes 30 minutes per server, depending upon your environment.
PCs are not typically smoke tested, or if so, not all of them.