Tag Archives: Office of Personnel Management

President Biden Nominates Kiran Ahuja as OPM Director

Kiran Ahuja

President Biden has nominated Kiran Ahuja, CEO of Seattle-based nonprofit network Philanthropy Northwest, as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Government Executive reported Tuesday. Ahuja served as chief of staff at OPM for almost two years and helped lead policy development efforts as well as over 6,000 employees

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Biden Administration Unveils New OPM Appointees; Chris Canning Quoted

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President Biden's administration has named several appointees at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as part of its efforts to develop a diverse federal workforce. Chris Canning will serve as OPM's chief of staff, while Curtis Mejeur will perform duties as senior adviser to the director for technology and delivery.

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Office of Personnel Management Unveils Online Guidance Documents Portal

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has launched an online database that will help users access the agency's guidance documents. The website is accessible by the public and features searchable and indexed listings for the guidance documents. Agencies are also directed to announce the availability of their guidance portals through the Federal Register website.

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Bill Lietzau: DCSA Adds More Mission Areas to Advance Security Clearance Transformation

Bill Lietzau

Bill Lietzau, director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), said DCSA hired at least 100 additional employees and added more mission areas at the start of fiscal year 2021 as part of its security clearance transformation efforts. Those IT systems include the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) legacy platform for processing security clearances. 

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OMB: OPM’s Michael Rigas Named Acting Federal CIO

Michael Rigas

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently confirmed that Michael Rigas, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), has been serving as the federal chief information officer on a temporary basis since July 2020. He assumed multiple positions in the government sector, having served with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services.

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OPM IG Issues Report on FY 2020 FISMA Compliance Efforts

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The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released its final audit for the agency’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) for fiscal year 2020. According to the report, OPM is working to develop an enterprise risk management strategy as well as baseline configurations for information systems.

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Report: President Trump Plans to Name Basil Parker as Federal CIO, Camilo Sandoval as Federal CISO

Basil Parker

President Trump intends to appoint Basil Parker, chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as the next federal chief information officer and Camilo Sandoval, former acting CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as federal chief information security officer. Parker would succeed two-time Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent

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Guy Cavallo Named OPM Principal Deputy CIO

Guy Cavallo

Guy Cavallo, deputy chief information officer at the Small Business Administration (SBA), has been appointed principal deputy CIO at the Office of Personnel Management, effective Sept. 14th. Prior to SBA, Cavallo served as executive director of IT operations at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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HUD Official John Gibbs Nominated to Lead Office of Personnel Management

John Gibbs

John Gibbs, a senior adviser at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has received President Trump's nomination for the role of director of the Office of Personnel Management, Axios reported Sunday. Gibbs, if appointed, would succeed Dale Cabaniss who resigned from the OPM leadership post in March.

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