OPM CIO to resign

David De Vries 

OPM CIO Dave DeVries is retiring from government Sept. 2.

Office of Personnel Management CIO David DeVries is leaving the agency after serving about a year in the role. DeVries' last day will be Sept. 2, an OPM spokesperson told FCW.

OPM has not confirmed the name of the interim CIO.  Rob Leahy holds the deputy CIO spot. He was named to that position in January 2017 after serving as associate CIO at the Internal Revenue Service.

DeVries arrived at OPM in 2015, the year after the agency suffered a massive hack of its systems. Bringing Department of Defense experience, he played a major role in overseeing the rollout of the National Background Investigations Bureau, which handles background investigations via DOD IT systems.

DeVries departs having made considerable progress on the new system. He told Congress in February that NBIB has multifactor authentication in place for all users and that other legacy system upgrades have been made as OPM awaits the new NBIB network deployment at the end of 2018.

Before OPM, DeVries was principal deputy CIO for about a year and a half at DOD, having worked in the department since 2009.

Fedscoop first reported on the news of his departure.

About the Author

Ben Berliner is an editorial fellow at FCW. He is a 2017 graduate of Kenyon College, and has interned at the Center for Responsive Politics and at Sunlight Foundation.

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