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Reports: OPM Chief Steps Down, Beth Cobert Named Acting Director

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned from her position Friday, one day after the agency disclosed what it found in its investigation into the breaches on its computer systems, multiple media outlets are reporting. National Journal reports Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, …

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James Clapper: NGA, GEOINT Community Working on Intell Integration, Transparency

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has outlined how the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the overall geospatial intelligence community works to support the U.S. intelligence mission. In written remarks to the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper said NGA supports intelligence integration through its work with other agencies and organizations. He also noted that NGA is …

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John McCain: Defense Acquisition Reform Ideas Aimed at Accountability, ‘Unwarranted Optimism’

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Wednesday that his defense acquisition reform efforts work to address his concerns over accountability and “unwarranted optimism” in acquisition programs. McCain told Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks that giving a bigger role to service chiefs …

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GAO Singles Out PIV, CDM, Einstein as Key for Agency Cyber Challenges

A Government Accountability Office leader has identified the current cyber challenges facing federal agencies and the governmentwide initiatives that can help them strengthen cybersecurity amid evolving threats in testimony before lawmakers. Gregory Wilshusen, director of information security issues at GAO, said in a written statement to House lawmakers Wednesday that challenges include program design …

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