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OPM’s Beth Cobert Announces Moratorium on Qualifications Review Board Case Submissions for Senior Exec Service Appointments

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The Office of Personnel Management has implemented a governmentwide suspension on the processing of an agency’s Qualifications Review Board cases for Senior Executive Service appointments once the agency chief resigns. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, wrote in a memorandum issued Friday the moratorium is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 7 and …

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Inspector General: 18 OPM IT Systems Lack Valid Authorization


The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has assessed OPM’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found that over 18 of its information technology systems operate without valid authorizations. OPM IG said in a Nov. 9 report that it performed the audit at the agency’s Washington headquarters from April 2016 to …

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Report: OPM Says Personnel Data Breach Victims Need to Sign Up Again for Identity Monitoring Services


Officials at the Office of Personnel Management have said former and current federal employees whose personal data were compromised in a cyber hack at OPM must register again to retain coverage for identity protection services, the Washington Post reported Monday. OPM officials noted that employees who were affected by the personnel …

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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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