Beth Cobert

Cybersecurity remains a major focus at the top of OPM


Jeff Pon spent much of his nomination hearing Wednesday answering questions about the state of OPM's cybersecurity.

Trump administration taps new OPM, GSA nominees


Nominees Jeff Tien Han Pon and Emily Webster Murphy both have extensive backgrounds serving at the agencies they've been tapped to lead.

Exit Interview: CIO Dave DeVries leaves post-breach OPM on solid footing


DeVries recalls his tenure at OPM a year after almost saying no to the job.

Former OPM head Beth Cobert named CEO of workforce initiative Skillful


The management specialist asked to help the Office of Personnel Management respond to a major data breach will now lead an initiative out of Colorado designed to connect Americans to middle-skill, good paying jobs.

How Beth Cobert resurrected OPM IT after historic cyber breaches


In one of her final interviews as acting director of OPM, Beth Cobert describes the progress the agency has made in cybersecurity and IT since the devastating breaches of its systems in late 2014.

Background check bureau’s IT ‘backbone’ completion more than a year out


The National Background Investigation Bureau will take over as the federal government's improved background investigations and security clearance entity Oct. 1, but its more secure and modernized IT infrastructure won't be fully operational for more than a year.