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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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OPM Kicks Off Search for Deputy CIO

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The Office of Personnel Management is looking for a deputy chief information officer to coordinate OPM’s information technology plans and policies. OPM said in a USAJobs notice posted Wednesday the deputy CIO will also manage relationships with agency senior executives, contractors and other external business partners as well as monitor progress …

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Pentagon Vet David DeVries Named OPM CIO; Beth Cobert Comments

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David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, is set to join the Office of Personnel Management in the coming weeks as CIO. The 35-year DoD veteran will provide strategic leadership to help strengthen OPM’s cyber posture through partnership with other agencies as part of the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, OPM said …

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OPM Sets Timeline for Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act Implementation

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The Office of Personnel Management has established a time frame for the implementation of federal law that requires agencies to identify personnel information technology and cyber-related functions across the government. Mark Reinhold, associate director of employee services at OPM, said in a memo dated Aug. 1 that agencies must determine the percentage of IT and cyber …

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GAO: OPM Should Clarify Guidance on Supporting Documentation for Telework Costs, Benefits

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Personnel Management to clarify guidance for agencies to develop supporting data for the costs and advantages of the government’s telework program. GAO said Monday sustained operations and reduced employee absences are among the benefits agencies get from telework programs and the costs …

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Lamar Smith Seeks OPM Response on Cyber Posture, Data Breaches

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House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has asked acting Office of Personnel Management chief Beth Cobert for documents and responses on inquiries related to OPM’s cybersecurity posture and causes of data breaches in the agency. Smith said in that letter to Cobert sent Tuesday the Government Accountability Office has conducted a study that identified foreign cyber attacks as a …

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