• As Weichert Releases OPM Reorganization Plan, Stakeholders Voice Concerns

    As Weichert Releases OPM Reorganization Plan, Stakeholders Voice Concerns

    Last week the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Acting Director Margaret Weichert and Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Acting Director Russ Vought released the legislative proposal and business case for transferring much of OPM’s duties to the General Services Administration (GSA) and OMB. While some elements of the plan received praise, criticisms have also arisen ahead of today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Government Operations within the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

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DHS Latest Agency to Lose CIO

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Last Thursday, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Richard Starapoli, resigned unexpectedly, according to an announcement made by Stephen Rice, DHS’ deputy CIO, at a meeting of the agency’s CIO Council.

Homeland Security Execs Under Scrutiny for Personal Email

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and 28 other officials are under fire for accessing personal email from federal computers despite an agency-wide ban due to heightened security concerns.

This Week on FEDtalk: Enhancements & Whistleblower Programs

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Tune in this week for a special show on whistleblower programs with the Justice Department’s Deputy IG, a Deputy Counsel at Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, and the Office of Special Counsel's Chief of Investigation and Prosecution.

Visa Applicants to Undergo Social Media Vetting

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Visa applicants who pose a potential terrorism risk will soon be asked to hand over social media profiles and handles from the last five years to the State Department. 

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