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Nextgov: OPM Eyes Added Security Requirements for Contractors Handling Fed Personnel Records

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The Office of Personnel Management plans to require government contractors for employee background investigations processes to report cybersecurity incidents within 30 minutes and allow unannounced system inspections by the agency, Nextgov reported Friday. Jack Moore writes that a draft request for proposals released in January indicated the added requirements for OPM contractors …

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OPM Offers Discounted Online Cyber Ed Program for Federal Employees; Beth Cobert Comments

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The Office of Personnel Management has launched an online cybersecurity education program for federal employees and their families in a move to help bolster the cybersecurity workforce, FCW reported Friday. Chase Gunter writes OPM developed the 20-month Master of Science in Information Security Operations program in partnership with Champlain College …

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FCW: OPM COO Angela Bailey to Step Down, Move to DHS

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Angela Bailey, chief operating officer of the Office of Personnel Management, will leave her current role to serve as chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and will start at DHS Monday, FCW reported Tuesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Bailey has managed financial and human resources for all programs across OPM over the past …

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Report: 2016 Funding Bill Includes Security Clearance Reform Provision

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A proposed fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill contains a provision that would require federal agencies to use government, commercial and publicly available information sources to re-evaluate security clearance holders, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the provision calls for the director of national intelligence to spearhead a governmentwide “enhanced personnel security program” …

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Fiscal 2016 Budget Requires Cyber Workforce ID

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The 2016 omnibus spending package passed by Congress last week mandates federal agencies to identify employees with cyber functions, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015 is intended for agencies to monitor their cybersecurity workforce. Under the new budget, agency leaders …

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Phaedra Chrousos: GSA Eyes FedRAMP, USAJobs Updates

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Phaedra Chrousos, a General Services Administration official, has said GSA has started to work with Federal CIO Tony Scott to update the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program four years after the agency created FedRAMP, FCW reported Thursday. “The world changes quickly, and we should reimagine [FedRAMP],” said Chrousos, associate administrator …

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