Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert announced yesterday that Lisa Schlosser will join the embattled agency as a senior adviser and acting CIO. Federal News Radio first reported the news.
Schlosser currently serves as the deputy U.S. federal CIO.
Cobert said Schlosser will be on short-term assignment as OPM continues to search for a permanent CIO.
Schlosser has served as deputy federal CIO since 2011.
In February, the Office of Personnel Management’s former CIO, Donna Seymour, announced she was retiring just days before she was scheduled to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the massive OPM data breach that exposed the personal information of about 21.5 million current and former federal employees and contractors.
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, had called for Seymour’s resignation numerous times.
According to Nextgov, Schlosser is expected to help OPM continue its IT upgrade plans. In January, the Obama administration said it would establish a new national agency to conduct background checks on federal employees and contractors, taking that responsibility away from OPM.