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OPM setting the foundation for security clearance, retirement system modernizations

Congress may not meet the Office of Personnel Management’s full funding request to improve its IT infrastructure. 

House lawmakers would allocate about $18 million out of the $37 million the agency asked for in fiscal 2018.

But before OPM can confidently use that money to complete the modernization of its networks, it’s missing one thing: a more secure cloud infrastructure from its vendors.

Dave DeVries, who retired after 35 years in government including the last year as the chief information officer at OPM, said in an exit interview on Ask the CIO that the current state of OPM’s IT security and modernization strategies are in a solid place in the two years since the major cyber breach that exposed the data of more than 21 million current and former federal employees.

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