Tag Archives: Beth Cobert

OPM: Federal Agencies Have Recruited Over 35K Students, Graduates Via Pathways Programs Since 2012

An Office of Personnel Management report says federal agencies have hired 35,364 employees since 2012 through the Pathways Programs that aim to provide students and graduates access to federal internships and career opportunities in the federal government. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, said in a statement released Tuesday the Pathways Programs …

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Pentagon Vet David DeVries Named OPM CIO; Beth Cobert Comments

David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, is set to join the Office of Personnel Management in the coming weeks as CIO. The 35-year DoD veteran will provide strategic leadership to help strengthen OPM’s cyber posture through partnership with other agencies as part of the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, OPM said …

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Lamar Smith Seeks OPM Response on Cyber Posture, Data Breaches

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has asked acting Office of Personnel Management chief Beth Cobert for documents and responses on inquiries related to OPM’s cybersecurity posture and causes of data breaches in the agency. Smith said in that letter to Cobert sent Tuesday the Government Accountability Office has conducted a study that identified foreign cyber attacks as a …

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Nextgov: OPM Hack Affected Victims’ Family Members

The Office of Personnel Management has said the effects of the 2015 data breach extends to the family members and contacts of 21.5 million individuals whose records were compromised, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes OPM updated its FAQ that said hackers gained access to security clearance background investigation forms which includes information on family …

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