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Tony Scott: OPM’s Cyber Defense Plans Have ‘Right Tools,’ Organized in ‘Right Way’

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has given his support for cybersecurity plans put in place by Katherine Archuleta and Donna Seymour at the Office of Personnel Management in an interview with Federal News Radio posted Friday.

Jason Miller writes that Scott also urged lawmakers that called for dismissal of Archuleta as OPM director and Seymour as CIO to consider their work on information technology updates at the agency and move forward with further measures to counter future attacks.

“[It] was the very fact that they were putting in the right tools, organized the right way and did these other things that these breaches were discovered,” Scott told the station.

“[We] have to be very focused on taking action and making sure we do everything in our power to make sure these kinds of things can’t happen in the future.”

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