The Supreme Court granted the Justice Department a writ of certiorari, meaning DoJ can argue its case on presidential appointments next year.
The Office of Personnel Management’s Inspector General recently discovered that a D.C. Circuit Court ruling directly affects the position of OPM acting Director, which is currently held by Beth Cobert.
The Office of Personnel Management’s Acting Director Beth Cobert has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as director.
Updated: Retired Rear Adm. Earl L. Gay, President Barack Obama’s nominee for deputy OPM director, has withdrawn his name for the position, according to OPM. Since 2013, Gay served as the senior adviser to former director Katherine Archuleta.
It’s been one week now since Katherine Archuleta told reporters she didn’t plan to resign — and then announced her resignation less than 24 hours later. Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert has spent her first week on the job reassuring leaders within her agency and others that she understands the magnitude of the job at hand. Tom Shoop is editor in chief at Government Executive magazine, and he writes Archuleta’s resignation is another case of business as usual in Washington. But he tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Alan Paller and John Pescatore of the SANS Institute explain why Katherine Archuleta’s departure may not be a fair nor effective means for addressing the cybersecurity problems at OPM.
Politicians and the press have a taste for meat, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Their most recent feast was a healthy serving of OPM director, well skewered.
It’ll be a tough road ahead for the next director of the Office of Personnel Management after Katherine Archuleta resigned. That person will enter an agency trying to recover from the biggest known breach of federal employee data in history. But what can they do to ensure success? Danny Werfel has been there, done that. He was brought in to lead the Internal Revenue Service in 2013 after its administrator stepped down due to a series of scandals. Now a director in the Public Sector practice at The Boston Consulting Group, he joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to share his experience.
The federal government isn’t just setting up credit monitoring services for the millions of federal workers affected by the Office of Personnel Management cyber breaches. OPM is also pursuing giving all federal employees some type of credit monitoring
OPM Director Katherine Archuleta steps down one day after after her agency announced the results of the investigation into the breach of its background investigation databases. OMB Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert will become acting director beginning Saturday.