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

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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

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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

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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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GAO: OPM Director Should Work with Agencies to Support Hiring Efforts

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Office of Personnel Management director work with agencies to aid hiring efforts and analyze the extent to which hiring authorities meet requirements and refine, eliminate or expand authorities as necessary. GAO said in a report published Thursday that OPM should sustain the Hiring Excellence Campaign‘s …

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Sens. Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester Issue Follow-Up Letter on New Background Investigation Bureau

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Sens. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) have asked the Office of Personnel Management for updates on how OPM will establish a new bureau that would be responsible for federal background investigations. The lawmakers asked Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, in a letter released Aug. 23 to determine whether it is feasible …

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OPM: Federal Agencies Have Recruited Over 35K Students, Graduates Via Pathways Programs Since 2012

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An Office of Personnel Management report says federal agencies have hired 35,364 employees since 2012 through the Pathways Programs that aim to provide students and graduates access to federal internships and career opportunities in the federal government. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, said in a statement released Tuesday the Pathways Programs …

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GSA Highlights USSM’s Govt Shared Services Efforts at Industry Day

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The General Services Administration has facilitated an industry day to underscore the GSA Unified Shared Services Management office’s efforts to deliver government-wide shared services across agencies. GSA said Monday government participants gave industry partners an overview of the federal shared services ecosystem during the event. “Shared Services is about delivering mission support functions – acquisition, human resources, …

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