OPM CISO James Saunders, right, and Interior CISO Stan Lowe, left, take part in a panel discussion on zero trust at the Amazon Web Services Innovate Day on May 15, 2024. (Scoop News Group photo)

Agency CISOs aren’t sweating a looming zero trust deadline

Security chiefs at OPM, Interior and USCIS reflect on budgetary and cultural challenges ahead of a Sept. 30 due date to implement zero trust architecture.
NASA Artemis astronaut candidates attend their graduation ceremony at Johnson Space Center in Houston on March 5, 2024. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP via Getty Images)

NASA and OPM take steps to modernize astronaut applications

The Office of Personnel Management has partnered again with the space agency to introduce existing online capabilities for astronaut applications.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., listens during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Feb. 1, 2022, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bonnie Cash/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Senate bill pushes agencies on stronger telework oversight

The Telework Transparency Act from Sens. Peters and Ernst requires agencies to bolster data collection on telework policies and monitor how those policies impact performance.
Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management Kiran Ahuja speaks during a roundtable with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and federal workers on Oct. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images).

OPM releases federal employee viewpoint survey data for 2023

Annual survey of federal workers finds upticks in employee engagement, job satisfaction.
OPM Director Kiran Ahuja sits on stage at ACT-IAC's Imagine Nation ELC23 event. She is speaking to Melivn Brown, OPM's deputy chief information officer.
Kiran Ahuja, OPM director, speaks to Melivn Brown, OPM’s deputy chief information officer, at ACT-IAC’s Imagine Nation ELC23 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Madison Alder)

OPM director teases release of cyber, IT pay proposal in coming days 

“Far-reaching” proposal related to pay “flexibility” in federal cyber and IT roles to be released in coming days, Office of Personnel Management director says.