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Margaret Weichert: White House to Propose Legislation to Transition OPM to GSA

Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the White House is introducing a measure to authorize the move of OPM to the General Services Administration on Friday, FCW reported Tuesday. OPM will run as a third service division within GSA under the proposed reorganization, which comes as OPM faces a budget deficit of $70 million as a result of the National Background Investigations Bureau’s transfer to the Pentagon as well as issues concerning legacy information technology systems.

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In the News: Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)

The Washington Post would say that “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Others–in house, in congress, in forum–would beg to differ. Congressman Will Hurd (R-), who represents the 23rd District of Texas, aims to repaint the administration-landscape, in the hopes that the bipartisan issues standing on the steps of Capitol Hill are …

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GAO: Agencies Should Review Legacy IT O&M Investments

The Government Accountability Office has called on agencies to address legacy information technology systems that need to be modernized or replaced. Approximately 5,233 of 7,000 government IT investments are spent on operations and maintenance activities while development and modernization efforts saw a $7.3 billion decline through fiscal years 2010 to 2017, GAO said in …

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Tony Scott: Agencies Should Share Cyber Systems as Part of Long-Term Strategy

Federal CIO Tony Scott believes federal agencies must share cyber systems alongside information to build up government cybersecurity and shared responsibility, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Billy Mitchell writes that Scott said at the publication’s FedTalks event the sharing of cybersecurity technologies narrows down potential vulnerabilities. “You need partners and you need [an] …

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