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The Office of the Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management audited the agency’s security programs and practices under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found a significant deficiency in OPM’s security management structure. […]

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The Office of Personnel Management report on the status of telework in 2016 found that the number of Federal employees who telework has continued to increase. From 2013 to 2015 telework participation increased from 39 percent to 46 percent of eligible employees.






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The Office of Personnel Management needs to make its payroll data available through its Enterprise Human Resources Integration initiative, according a recent Government Accountability Office report.






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The Office of Personnel Management has 70 terabits of stored data that it plans to use for behavioral analysis. “We spent a lot of money to get those logged files,” said Clif Triplett, senior cyber information technology adviser for OPM. “We want to try to harvest the value.”






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The United States Office of Personnel Management announced four contracts with CACI Premier Technology; CSRA; KeyPoint Government Solutions; and Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services.






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Due to the breadth and depth of cyberattacks and breaches in the Federal government, most especially the Office of Personnel Management, agencies should be implementing a policy of zero trust when it comes to who is accessing their data, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. His committee released a report titled “The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More than a Generation.”






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The Office of Personnel Management announced today that it has hired Dave DeVries, the principal deputy chief information officer at the Defense Department, to become the agency’s next permanent CIO.






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Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert announced the first Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy to address the pervasive problem that government agencies face in recruiting and retaining a sufficient cybersecurity workforce.






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