Executive 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.
This year represents our fifth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic's organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.
|Beth Cobert: OPM Issues Personnel Mgmt Tools to Help Agencies Manage Employee Performance||01/17/2017|
|OPM Unveils Federal Cyber Talent Recruitment Portal||01/11/2017|
|OPM’s Beth Cobert OKs 1% Increase for All Title 5 Special Rate Pay Tables||12/30/2016|
|OPM’s Beth Cobert Announces Moratorium on Qualifications Review Board Case Submissions for Senior Exec Service Appointments||11/23/2016|
|Beth Cobert, Andrew Mayock: White House Unveils Guidance to Streamline Federal Hiring Process||11/02/2016|
|OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments||09/21/2016|
|OPM Marks 20 Years for USAJOBS Website; Beth Cobert Comments||09/13/2016|
|OPM Holds Life Insurance Selection Event for Federal Employees; Beth Cobert Comments||09/02/2016|
|OPM's Beth Cobert Announces Annual Special Rates Assessment for General Schedule Employees||08/08/2016|
|OPM Issues Final Regulations on New Disabled Veteran Leave Category; Beth Cobert Comments||08/05/2016|
|Beth Cobert: OPM, HHS Issue DC Heat Wave Directive to Federal Agencies||07/25/2016|
|Lamar Smith Seeks OPM Response on Cyber Posture, Data Breaches||07/20/2016|
|White House Unveils Strategy to Help Agencies Recruit, Retain Cyber Professionals||07/13/2016|
|Zina Sutch Joins OPM as Diversity & Inclusion Director; Beth Cobert Comments||06/30/2016|
|Nextgov: OPM Hack Affected Victims' Family Members||06/28/2016|
|OPM Seeks to Streamline Info on Data Breaches Through Website Update; Beth Cobert Comments||06/28/2016|
|OPM Issues Hiring Preference Guide for Senior-Level National Security Posts||06/20/2016|
|Beth Cobert: OPM Makes Strides in IT Cybersecurity||06/09/2016|
|OPM’s Beth Cobert Urges Gov’t Workers to Participate in Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey||06/03/2016|
|Inspector General: OPM Must Complete Capital Investment Plan to Modernize Agency's IT Systems||05/31/2016|
|Sens. Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester Ask OPM to Provide Info on New Background Investigation Bureau||05/19/2016|
|OPM, Excelsior Sign Agreement to Back Federal Employees' Higher Education Pursuits; Beth Cobert Comments||05/11/2016|
|Beth Cobert: OPM Prioritizes Federal Workforce Development as Administration Nears End||05/09/2016|
|Beth Cobert: OPM-Champlain College Online Education Program to Drive Gov't Workforce Development||04/28/2016|
|Beth Cobert: Agencies Should Continue on Efforts to Fill Skill Gaps for “At Risk” Govt Occupations||04/19/2016|
|House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to Support Beth Cobert's OPM Director Nomination||03/22/2016|
|OPM Seeks $37M to Implement New IT Infrastructure||03/15/2016|
|David Vargas Appointed Acting CIO at OPM||03/15/2016|
|Beth Cobert: OPM Eyes Modified Qualification Review Board Process Through New Guidance||03/15/2016|
|OPM Updates Online Federal Job Application Process||02/25/2016|
|OPM IG Questions Legality of Beth Cobert's Acting Director Role||02/18/2016|
|Beth Cobert, Acting OPM Director, Chosen to 2016 Wash100 for Federal Cyber & IT Modernization Vision||02/12/2016|
|Senate Committee Endorses Beth Cobert as Full-Time OPM Head||02/11/2016|
|OPM Offers Discounted Online Cyber Ed Program for Federal Employees; Beth Cobert Comments||01/25/2016|
|OPM's Beth Cobert Issues Exemption for Federal Hiring, Retention Incentive Caps||01/20/2016|
|Beth Cobert: OPM Launches Federal Personnel Data Breach Verification Website||12/02/2015|
|Beth Cobert: OPM, DoD to Open Verification Center for Possible Federal Breach Victims||11/13/2015|
|OPM Kicks Off Search for New Chief Info Security Officer||11/11/2015|
|Obama to Nominate Beth Cobert as Full-Time OPM Director||11/11/2015|
|Clifton Triplett Joins OPM as Senior Cyber, IT Adviser; Beth Cobert Comments||11/05/2015|
|Beth Cobert: OPM Begins Notification of Affected People in Data Breaches||10/02/2015|
|Tech Companies Recommend Strategies for Federal Network Security||08/04/2015|
|PSC Calls for Immediate Fraud Protection of Contractors Affected by OPM Breach||08/03/2015|
|OPM Asks for Agency Cost Sharing in Contract for Credit Monitoring Services||07/22/2015|
|Beth Cobert: Credit Monitoring, Identity Protection Among OPM's Efforts Amid Data Breaches||07/16/2015|
|Reports: OPM Chief Steps Down, Beth Cobert Named Acting Director||07/10/2015|
|Beth Cobert: OMB to Update Digital Services Playbook, TechFAR||01/15/2015|
|Beth Cobert: Agencies Report Q4 Developments on Gov’t Performance Priority Goals||12/22/2014|
|Beth Cobert: Agencies Must Harness Innovation to Deliver Services||10/29/2014|
|Beth Cobert: OMB Guidance Aims to Bolster Security of Federal Data Networks||10/06/2014|
|Beth Cobert: Performance Accountability Council Recommends Clearance Process Changes||09/22/2014|
|OMB's Beth Cobert: Gov't Cut 10M SqFt in Federal Real Estate in 2013||07/22/2014|
|Beth Cobert: White House Unveils Cross-Agency Goals, Action Plans||07/02/2014|