New background check agency announced in wake of OPM hacks

It may go unnoticed while everyone focuses on the weather, but Greg Otto of FedScoop reports that

The Obama administration will create a new office to conduct background checks on federal employees, in an effort to improve the security of personal information in the wake of the massive data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management.

The formation of the National Background Investigations Bureau was announced in a blog post on the White House’s Office of Management and Budget’s website, moving the responsibility for governmentwide background checks on would-be and current feds away from OPM’s Federal Investigative Services.

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