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.

Is OPM's New Weather Policy the 'Natural Progression' of Telework?

Advocate urges careful roll-out of policy requiring remote workers to remain on the job during inclement weather.

OPM Says Agencies Have One Year To ID Cyber Workforce Gaps

The Office of Personnel Management started the clock Monday for agencies to identify, report and mitigate cybersecurity workforce shortfalls.

OPM’s Post-Breach Contracting Efforts Fall Short Again, IG Says

The way OPM contracted for credit monitoring services has come under scrutiny.

Federal Hiring Site Opts for More Secure Log-in

USAjobs is now integrated with login.gov, which adds extra layers of security.

Federal Health Insurer Denies Auditors Access To Its IT Systems

Health Net of California—a provider under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program—is refusing to comply with a contractually obligated inspector general audit.

What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for the Department of Defense?

Four years ago, this staffer for the defense policy undersecretary helped the Pentagon figure out the impacts of a shutdown. Hint: it wasn’t pretty.

Yes, The Security Clearance Backlog is Getting Worse

The Government Accountability Office also found there's not a plan to reverse it.

OPM Reminds Agencies to Identify Cyber Workforce Needs

The personnel office nudged agencies to finish coding cybersecurity job descriptions as part of an ongoing workforce assessment.

The Government’s Struggle to Hire Young Tech Talent is Worse Than You Thought

There’s only one under-30 IT specialist working in agencies for every four who are over 60 years old.

Senate Bill Seeks $1.8 Billion for DHS’ Cyber Mission

The funding includes $731 million to maintain and upgrade the cybersecurity of federal computer networks.