What Is OPM Doing and Planning to Do to Beef up Cybersecurity?

Categories: Workers Rights

OPM this week released a report detailing what has been done and what it plans to do to upgrade its IT systems and prevent future cyberattacks. The agency is also calling on Congress to provide additional resources to modernize its IT systems.

According to OPM, the agency’s funding for IT modernization efforts nearly tripled in one year from $31 million in 2014 to $87 million in 2015. The administration’s 2016 budget calls for an additional $21 million.

To prevent future breaches, the agency is taking 15 new actions, including completing deployment of two factor authentication, expanding continuous monitoring, and migrating to a new network from the current legacy Local Area Network/Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN).

Read the full report here.


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