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Pentagon to Take Over All Security Clearances in Nine Months, Officials Say

The move will mean absorbing the National Background Investigations Bureau and its 2,000 employees.

Here's What You Need to Know About Wednesday's Government Closure

The day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush will be treated like a holiday for pay and leave purposes.

OPM to Rebid Identity Theft Protection Contract Affecting Millions of Hack Victims

The current contract, which cost the government $340 million over three years, is set to expire Dec. 31.

OPM is Still Far Behind on Data Protection Three Years After Devastating Breach

The agency hasn’t implemented one-third of an auditor’s cybersecurity recommendations.

Proposed Rule Would Let Agencies Bypass OPM to Fill Critical IT Positions

Agency leaders would be able to determine if they face a critical shortage and issue the hiring authority without prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management.

White House Replaces Federal Personnel Director in Surprise Shakeup

Margaret Weichert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as acting OPM director.

Pending Executive Order to Move Entire Background Investigation Bureau to Pentagon

The president is preparing to sign an order to move the entire National Background Investigations Bureau—workload, people and all—under the Defense Department.

DOJ Admits Error Linking ID Theft Case to OPM Breach

There’s no firm evidence fraudsters are using stolen data from the massive 2015 breach, officials said.

Lawmakers Demand to Know How Americans Got Their Hands on OPM Hack Data

The Justice Department says Americans may have used data from the breach in bank fraud scheme.

Are Federal Cyber Workers Up to Snuff? Many Agencies Don't Know.

Some still aren’t sure who counts as a cyber worker and who doesn’t.

OPM Information Request Sheds Light on Planned Employee Digital Record

Agency will host an event with industry leaders to discuss implementation of the management agenda priority item.

White House: Federal Agencies Remain Highly Vulnerable to Data Breaches Three Years After OPM

Many agencies could not detect if a hacker stole large amounts of sensitive data, the report found.

OPM Wants to Make it Easier to Hire for Tech Jobs

Officials will solicit info from agencies on a potential governmentwide direct hire authority for STEM and cybersecurity posts.

Marketing Your Mission and Other Ideas to Help Agencies Attract Young Talent

The administration wants more young people in its government ranks, especially in tech.