Randy Silvey, president Silverlight Financial, advises federal employees to take action now to protect their identities and credit by paying for a credit freeze and changing financial passwords.
James Onusko and Christy Wilder will be the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) transition team director and deputy director, respectively. They will lead the effort to create a new organization to handle federal security clearances.
Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, told Congress that increased investments in cybersecurity are a reflection of the world we live in, responding to Representatives concerned about rising budget deficits and potential future cuts to DoD.
Congress is skeptic of the Office of Personnel Management’s new IT infrastructure project, otherwise known as “Shell,” due to previous warnings from the agency’s inspector general. OPM’s former IG referred to the system as “at risk of project failure.” OPM is asking for $37 million to begin planning and migrating old systems to the new infrastructure in fiscal 2017.
Donna Seymour is stepping down after about two years of service. She was scheduled to appear before a House oversight committee on Feb. 24 to discuss the ongoing ways OPM is addressing the massive data breach.
Cybersecurity tops the list of spending priorities at the Office of Personnel Management in 2017. But President Barack Obama’s budget request also addresses several governmentwide initiatives the administration already started.
Marc Groman, chief privacy officer for the Office of Management and Budget, revealed the progress made toward updating how the federal government handles privacy and civil liberties as President Barack Obama signs a new executive order.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hit Beth Cobert, the nominee to be the permanent director of the Office of Personnel Management, with a wide range of questions at her nomination hearing. But the committee is also looking for more transparency and better communication between OPM and Congress.
David Girard is serving as lead counsel for the class-action lawsuit filed by AFGE, on behalf of millions of former and current federal employees impacted by the OPM data breach.
A successful transition to the administration’s new federal security clearance program will take the right technology, timing and leadership, former federal intelligence community experts said.
The National Background Investigations Bureau will have its own director, who will report to the Office of Personnel Management. The administration says it doesn’t have a specific timeline for implementing the new security clearance program or standing up the new agency, but changes will come in incremental stages.
In the latest video installment of the “Know the Risk — Raise Your Shield” campaign, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence makes clear that no job is too low-level for someone looking to target information.
Katie Maddocks, deputy director of Government Affairs at the Federal Managers Association, joins host Mike Causey to discuss the Wounded Warrior project, the OPM data breach, and more. January 13, 2016
The most read reporter’s notebooks in 2015 had a variety of topics, but cybersecurity and personnel changes seemed to be most popular.