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OPM Issues Federal Guidance for Adding ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memorandum allowing federal agencies to add “data scientist” job titles to a number of positions to establish the role of chief data officers and their support personnel and support the President’s Management Agenda and the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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OMB, NARA Issue Electronic Recordkeeping Directive to Federal Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records Administration have issued a four-page memo instructing all federal agencies to migrate from paper-based documentation to an electronic records management system by Dec. 31.

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Charlie Phalen: Tech Adoption, Additional Investigators Help NBIB Reduce Security Clearance Backlog

Charles Phalen, director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, said NBIB reduced the security clearance backlog to 424,000, down from 725,000 in April 2018, Federal News Network reported Monday. The figure represents a drop of 41 percent, or approximately 300,000, in pending investigative cases.

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GAO: Agencies Must Establish ‘Complete’ IT Modernization Plans

The Government Accountability Office has found that most federal agencies with critical modernization needs haven't established plans for updating their legacy systems. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that the 10 most critical agencies with systems that range from eight to 51 years old are using outdated programming languages, deploy unsupported software and hardware and operate with known security vulnerabilities. 

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Donald Kettl: Proposed OPM Reorganization Could Lead to Legal Challenges

Legal challenges and implementation problems could emerge as a result of the potential merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Recently, the White House submitted a legislative proposal to Congress to reorganize OPM into GSA and establish a new office of federal workforce policy within the Office of Management and Budget. The office will be headed by a non-Senate confirmed appointee with the rulemaking authority.

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OMB Issues Updated Identity, Credential & Access Management Policy

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum updating the identity, credential and access management policy for federal agencies. Agencies should transition their ICAM strategies and platforms from the levels of assurance model towards a new framework “informed by risk management perspectives, the federal resource accessed and outcomes aligned to agency missions,” according to the memo issued Tuesday by Russell Vought, acting OMB director. 

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