The OPM data breach

OPM hiring IT specialists to lead legacy migration

Lots of people have offered opinions on how the Office of Personnel Management should shore up its cybersecurity posture in the wake of the breach. Now, at least four people will get the chance.

OPM is looking to hire four IT senior project managers to work out of the Office of the CIO, assisting with the agency's migration to a new, modernized architecture, termed the Shell environment.

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After news broke that millions of current and former federal employees had their information compromised in a breach of OPM's systems, CIO Donna Seymour told Congress the new architecture is on schedule to be up and running by the fall, which will allow the agency to institute stronger security measures.

The new project managers will work directly with Seymour and the rest of the OCIO staff to move this effort forward without any gaps in functionality on OPM's critical systems.

Specifically, the project managers will focus on maintaining and migrating legacy applications as the new architecture is put in place, including all the documentation for Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, as well.

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Applicants should have at least one year of specialized experience, as detailed in the posting on

The full-time positions offer salaries from $121,956 to $168,700.

OPM will be accepting applications through Monday, July 13.

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