Cyber breach victims who haven’t yet received a notification letter from the Office of Personnel Management can visit a verification center in the next few weeks for extra help. OPM said its verification system is live but won’t be made available to the public just yet.
The Department of Homeland Security has created a timetable to bolster the cybersecurity of civilian government systems, says DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Dave Mader, the acting deputy director for management and controller at OMB, said negotiations with Congress are going well to get agencies funded before the current continuing resolution ends Dec. 11.
The Office of Management and Budget, the Homeland Security Department and the Office of Personnel Management decided not to testify during a classified briefing before the House Armed Services Committee when they found out the meeting would be on the record and transcribed.
Beth Cobert is about to go before the Senate for the first time since becoming the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. President Barack Obama has tapped her to become the permanent OPM chief. That means a Senate nomination hearing. Cobert took over the agency following hacks on OPM databases that left 22 million people vulnerable and the hasty departure of her predecessor, Katherine Archuleta. Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the cybersecurity breach is the first of many things Cobert will be asked about.
Federal employees are frustrated by long wait times and poor communication about why it’s taking so long to change benefits during Open Season.
A new report from the Office of Personnel Management’s Inspector General found the agency’s Office of Procurement Operations did not comply with policies and procedures for the first identity monitoring services contract. The IG also laid out a list of top management challenges OPM is facing, including information security and authorization.
Cyber breach victims who haven’t yet received a notification letter from the Office of Personnel Management will soon have a place to check their status. Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert also called on agencies to fill cyber skill gaps with the same urgency as their response to the 30-day cyber sprint.
The Office of Personnel Management’s Acting Director Beth Cobert has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as director.
The Office of Personnel Management gave DHS the go-ahead to fill up to 1,000 positions focused on cybersecurity. The announcement is the latest action in an ongoing plan to address cyber risks for the government.
The White House ordered a 30-day cyber sprint this summer in response to data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management. They had proven just how vulnerable federal networks are to attacks. Now the White House has a new plan, and that sprint has become a marathon. Ned Miller is chief technology strategist for the Intel Security Group’s Public Sector Division. He joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on this new stage.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department launched an automated, near-real-time sharing system Oct. 31.
The Senate’s passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act on Oct. 27 has a top House cybersecurity lawmaker pushing for the White House to get the bill as soon as possible.
The Office of Personnel Management plans to notify an additional 700,000 people by the end of October, and by mid-November have notified roughly 10 million victims of the cyber breach.
Webster Mudge, a senior director for technology solutions for Cloudera, contends that agencies can make their networks and data safer using analytics to get ahead of the bad guys.