WASHINGTON, DC — The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is getting an IT overhaul in key systems thanks to the General Services Administration.
OPM is the third federal agency to participate in the General services Administration’s Centers of Excellence program which looks to modernize OPM’s mainframe hardware.
GSA says OPM’s systems are crucial to its processing of federal employee retirement claims and although the current systems are reliable and accurate, they were built with tools the manufacturer no longer supports, hence the need for an update.
GSA is currently looking for industry input on how to modernize the mainframe hardware that runs its Background Investigation and Retirement Services applications, two of its most critical workloads.
According to the Request For Information (RFI) “OPM recognizes that stabilizing the current mainframe infrastructure is an initial step to implementing those modernization plans and OPM cannot neglect legacy infrastructure needs in the process.”