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Curt Dukes Outlines NSA Role in Cyber Defense Mitigation Efforts

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Curt Dukes, the National Security Agency‘s deputy national manager for national security systems, has discussed NSA’s role in the development of cyber defense mitigation efforts and response to intrusions in the public and private sectors, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes Dukes discussed NSA’s incident-response work after incidents in computer …

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GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals


The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has launched a new campaign to attract private-sector cybersecurity talent through a move that will offer potential hires with jobs at the top of the General Schedule pay scale, Nextgov reported Friday. Mohana Ravindranath writes Eric Mill, 18F senior technology adviser, told Nextgov the unit’s digital consultancy group seeks …

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GAO: OPM Should Address Payroll Data Availability & Reliability

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended for the Office of Personnel Management address the availability and reliability of payroll data to support other agencies and researchers. GAO said Friday OPM has not taken steps to widen the availability of payroll data from the Enterprise Human Resources Integration system. The lack of data availability lead federal agencies and researchers to use proxy sources …

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Federal News Radio: GSA 18F’s Aaron Snow to Leave Executive Director Role

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Aaron Snow, executive director of the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization, will step down on Oct. 13 and hold an advisory role to support the incoming Technology Transformation Service commissioner, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Dave Zvenyach, 18F acquisition management director, will serve as interim 18F head to …

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OPM Unveils National Background Investigations Bureau; Charles Phalen to Serve as NBIB Chief


The Office of Personnel Management has announced the launch of the National Background Investigations Bureau and appointment of Charles Phalen, formerly vice president of corporate security at Northrop Grumman, as director of NBIB. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, wrote in a blog post published Thursday Phalen will assume his role on Oct. 1 at …

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Rep. Ralph Abraham Proposes Bill to Hold Federal Agency Heads Accountable for Cyber Breaches


Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana) has introduced a bill that seeks to help federal agencies build up their cybersecurity procedures and hold agency heads accountable for failure to enforce measures needed to prevent cyber attacks. The proposed “Cybersecurity Responsibility and Accountability Act” would direct the director of the National Institutes of …

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OPM Details New Background Investigation Bureau’s Organizational Structure


The Office of Personnel Management has provided more information about the new National Background Investigations Bureau in OPM’s written response to a follow-up inquiry from Sens. John Tester (D-Montana) and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes OPM told the senators in the agency’s Sept. 2 letter that NBIB will …

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OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments


The Office of Personnel Management has released the results of an agency-level survey administered to 407,789 federal employees that represented 80 agencies on a data visualization dashboard called UnlockTalent.gov. OPM said Tuesday results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey revealed employee engagement and global job satisfaction scores across the federal government and the …

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