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Donna Seymour: OPM to Implement Multifactor Authentication for All Smart Card Users by FY 2017

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Donna Seymour
Donna Seymour

The Office of Personnel Management will require all personal identification verification card users to use multifactor authentication by the end of fiscal year 2017, OPM’s chief information officer told Nextgov in an interview posted Tuesday.

Donna Seymour told the publication OPM will also mandate two-step authentication for 80 percent of users who do not have smart cards in that same timeframe, Aliya Sternstein writes.

OPM expects to keep track of approximately 95 percent of its IT networks through a dashboard by the end of October and deployment of four new monitoring control systems is scheduled by the end of March 2016.

The monitoring controls will work to oversee hardware and software inventories, configurations and network vulnerabilities, according to Nextgov.

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