The Office of Personnel Management named David Garcia its new chief information officer, agency officials confirmed to MeriTalk. Garcia started at OPM on Oct. 2. Garcia has also served as the chief of information technology for the State of Maryland and secretary of the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) from 2015 to 2017. Garcia oversaw […] […]

Acting Office of Personnel Management Director Kathy McGettigan announced that Rob Leahy will serve as OPM’s acting CIO. OPM CIO David DeVries departs Sept. 2 for a new role.






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Office of Personnel Management CIO Dave Devries will be leaving his position effective Sept. 2 due to family considerations, an OPM spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk. DeVries joined OPM in August 2016.






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Federal agencies must identify and code vacant civilian positions with information technology and cybersecurity functions by April 18 to ease the hiring process of new cybersecurity professionals. The Office of Personnel Management will check in with agencies in May to confirm that coding procedures are established and in place.






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Though lessons learned from the Office of Personnel Management data breach have resulted in many improvements in cybersecurity practices, the 2015 breach and subsequent cyber incidents led members at a House Oversight Committee hearing to question the pace of Federal data protection efforts. “Right now it is an uphill fight,” said Department of Defense CIO Terry Halvorsen.






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