Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said she is committed to working with Congress on modernizing IT, but lawmakers raised concerns about the agency's apparent inability to turn over requested documents.
Longtime EPA official also championed open standards, founded the Federal Big Data Working Group.
Demand for more documents on the 2015 data breach comes on the eve of the acting director's confirmation hearing.
Patrick McFarland, the longest-serving Inspector General in government, will resign this month after monitoring OPM for two-and-a-half decades.
Ashkan Soltani is stepping down from his post as senior adviser to White House CTO Megan Smith after failing to obtain a security clearance.
The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Congress is lagging on issues such as encryption and securing energy grids from cyberattacks.
Legislation to establish a commission on encryption and other security issues "is going to happen," said Col. Andrea Thompson, a national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee.
Whoever takes the gig will be called on to carry the FBI forward in an era of cloud computing and data center consolidation.
In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."
The most social media-savvy U.S. president in history joined video messenger app Snapchat, but is not yet down with Peach.
Tonya Ugoretz, a career FBI analyst, and Maurice Bland, a retired Army colonel, will lead the nascent Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center.
The CES Government Technology Leadership Award recognizes long-term contributions to public-sector IT.
Angela Bailey has been at the center of an organization under intense pressure to improve its cyber defense following the large-scale hack affecting millions of federal employees that OPM revealed last June.
Move quickly -- the deadline for nominations is 6pm today.
Longtime Marines IT leader Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally is coming out of retirement to take over tech operations at the U.S. Secret Service.
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