Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, has told a Senate appropriations subcommittee that OPM is scheduled to implement a new data center network by September 30, FCW reported Tuesday.
Zach Noble writes Archuleta said the agency’s data infrastructure is being updated to include modern firewalls and encryption tools.
“OPM’s 2016 budget request included an additional $21 million above 2015 funding levels to further support the modernization of our IT infrastructure, which is critical to protecting data from the persistent adversaries we face,” she told the subcommittee.
The agency allocated $67 million for the project in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and expects to spend an additional $27 million on the effort next fiscal year, according to FCW.
Noble reports OPM has yet to award contracts for IT system migration and cleanup support services.