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AFERM Certifies 65 Gov’t Employees as Risks Analysts

The Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management has authorized 65 federal employees through its enterprise risk management credential certification program to analyze ERM processes, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

Internal Revenue Service Chief Risk Officer and AFERM President-ElectTom Brandt said in a Monday interview that the association's ERM credential certification program standardizes the skills that employees in the government can obtain to become risk analysts.

He added that there will still be similarities in the risks that government organizations will handle in the workforce, human capital, information technology and cyber, among other things.

Cynthia Vitters, managing director of Deloitte’s federal government practice, said the new credential can help streamline the enlistment of individuals who can serve as risk analysts.

She added that there is still a lack of federal programs that focus on hiring risk analysts.

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