Beth Cobert

Acting Director
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Beth Cobert, Acting OPM Director, Chosen to 2016 Wash100 for Federal Cyber & IT Modernization Vision

cobert_beth_wash100_2016Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Beth Cobert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, as an inductee into the 2016 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena.

Cobert has served as OPM’s interim leader since July 2015 and President Barack Obama announced plans in November 2015 to nominate Cobert as full-time director of the agency.

In response to recent data breaches at OPM, the agency has begun to issue notifications to federal employees and contractors to provide them with personalized identification numbers that can be used to enroll in theft insurance and identity restoration services.

OPM and the Defense Department announced in November 2015 they would partner to set up a verification center that aims to help contractor and federal workers check if they are affected by the recent data intrusions.

Prior to OPM, Cobert served as deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

During her tenure at OMB, she said that agile customer service and technology are among the priorities of the U.S. government’s modernization programs.

“Smarter information technology, efficient customer service, the U.S. Digital Service, and new talent and approaches are combining to deliver in a modern way that is agile,” she said at the Excellence in Government conference in May 2015.

Cobert worked for nearly three decades at consulting firm McKinsey & Co. before she entered the public sector.

Executive Mosaic congratulates Beth Cobert and the OPM team for their selection to receive this award.

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Beth Cobert: OPM Issues Personnel Mgmt Tools to Help Agencies Manage Employee Performance Jan 17, 2017
OPM Unveils Federal Cyber Talent Recruitment Portal Jan 11, 2017
OPM’s Beth Cobert OKs 1% Increase for All Title 5 Special Rate Pay Tables Dec 30, 2016
OPM’s Beth Cobert Announces Moratorium on Qualifications Review Board Case Submissions for Senior Exec Service Appointments Nov 23, 2016
Beth Cobert, Andrew Mayock: White House Unveils Guidance to Streamline Federal Hiring Process Nov 02, 2016
OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments Sep 21, 2016
OPM Marks 20 Years for USAJOBS Website; Beth Cobert Comments Sep 13, 2016
OPM Holds Life Insurance Selection Event for Federal Employees; Beth Cobert Comments Sep 02, 2016
Sens. Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester Issue Follow-Up Letter on New Background Investigation Bureau Aug 30, 2016
Pentagon Vet David DeVries Named OPM CIO; Beth Cobert Comments Aug 10, 2016
OPM's Beth Cobert Announces Annual Special Rates Assessment for General Schedule Employees Aug 08, 2016
OPM Issues Final Regulations on New Disabled Veteran Leave Category; Beth Cobert Comments Aug 05, 2016
Beth Cobert: OPM, HHS Issue DC Heat Wave Directive to Federal Agencies Jul 25, 2016
Lamar Smith Seeks OPM Response on Cyber Posture, Data Breaches Jul 20, 2016
White House Unveils Strategy to Help Agencies Recruit, Retain Cyber Professionals Jul 13, 2016
Zina Sutch Joins OPM as Diversity & Inclusion Director; Beth Cobert Comments Jun 30, 2016
Nextgov: OPM Hack Affected Victims' Family Members Jun 28, 2016
OPM Seeks to Streamline Info on Data Breaches Through Website Update; Beth Cobert Comments Jun 28, 2016
OPM Issues Hiring Preference Guide for Senior-Level National Security Posts Jun 20, 2016
Beth Cobert: OPM Makes Strides in IT Cybersecurity Jun 09, 2016
OPM’s Beth Cobert Urges Gov’t Workers to Participate in Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Jun 03, 2016
Inspector General: OPM Must Complete Capital Investment Plan to Modernize Agency's IT Systems May 31, 2016
Sens. Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester Ask OPM to Provide Info on New Background Investigation Bureau May 19, 2016
OPM, Excelsior Sign Agreement to Back Federal Employees' Higher Education Pursuits; Beth Cobert Comments May 11, 2016
Beth Cobert: OPM Prioritizes Federal Workforce Development as Administration Nears End May 09, 2016
Beth Cobert: OPM-Champlain College Online Education Program to Drive Gov't Workforce Development Apr 28, 2016
Beth Cobert: Agencies Should Continue on Efforts to Fill Skill Gaps for “At Risk” Govt Occupations Apr 19, 2016
House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to Support Beth Cobert's OPM Director Nomination Mar 22, 2016
OMB's Lisa Schlosser Takes Interim OPM Senior Adviser, CIO Roles; Beth Cobert Comments Mar 18, 2016
OPM Seeks $37M to Implement New IT Infrastructure Mar 15, 2016
David Vargas Appointed Acting CIO at OPM Mar 15, 2016
Beth Cobert: OPM Eyes Modified Qualification Review Board Process Through New Guidance Mar 15, 2016
OPM Updates Online Federal Job Application Process Feb 25, 2016
OPM IG Questions Legality of Beth Cobert's Acting Director Role Feb 18, 2016
Beth Cobert, Acting OPM Director, Chosen to 2016 Wash100 for Federal Cyber & IT Modernization Vision Feb 12, 2016
Senate Committee Endorses Beth Cobert as Full-Time OPM Head Feb 11, 2016
OPM Offers Discounted Online Cyber Ed Program for Federal Employees; Beth Cobert Comments Jan 25, 2016
OPM's Beth Cobert Issues Exemption for Federal Hiring, Retention Incentive Caps Jan 20, 2016
Beth Cobert: OPM Launches Federal Personnel Data Breach Verification Website Dec 02, 2015
Beth Cobert: OPM, DoD to Open Verification Center for Possible Federal Breach Victims Nov 13, 2015
OPM Kicks Off Search for New Chief Info Security Officer Nov 11, 2015
Obama to Nominate Beth Cobert as Full-Time OPM Director Nov 11, 2015
Clifton Triplett Joins OPM as Senior Cyber, IT Adviser; Beth Cobert Comments Nov 05, 2015
Beth Cobert: OPM Begins Notification of Affected People in Data Breaches Oct 02, 2015
Tech Companies Recommend Strategies for Federal Network Security Aug 04, 2015
PSC Calls for Immediate Fraud Protection of Contractors Affected by OPM Breach Aug 03, 2015
OPM Asks for Agency Cost Sharing in Contract for Credit Monitoring Services Jul 22, 2015
Beth Cobert: Credit Monitoring, Identity Protection Among OPM's Efforts Amid Data Breaches Jul 16, 2015
Reports: OPM Chief Steps Down, Beth Cobert Named Acting Director Jul 10, 2015
Beth Cobert: OMB to Update Digital Services Playbook, TechFAR Jan 15, 2015
Beth Cobert: Agencies Report Q4 Developments on Gov’t Performance Priority Goals Dec 22, 2014
Beth Cobert: Agencies Must Harness Innovation to Deliver Services Oct 29, 2014
Beth Cobert: OMB Guidance Aims to Bolster Security of Federal Data Networks Oct 06, 2014
Beth Cobert: Performance Accountability Council Recommends Clearance Process Changes Sep 22, 2014
OMB's Beth Cobert: Gov't Cut 10M SqFt in Federal Real Estate in 2013 Jul 22, 2014
Beth Cobert: White House Unveils Cross-Agency Goals, Action Plans Jul 02, 2014

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