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Associate Director, Federal Investigative Services Division (FISD)

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Kathy Dillaman

Kathy L. Dillaman is the Associate Director of Investigations for U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Federal Investigative Services Division (FISD). An OPM Senior Executive since 1999, Director Springer appointed Ms. Dillaman to her current position in October 2005.

OPM's Federal Investigative Services Division is the Federal Government's largest provider of background investigations and services, supporting over 90 Federal agencies' personnel security programs.

Ms. Dillaman oversees OPM-FISD's operations in Washington, DC, Boyers, Pennsylvania, Ft. Meade, Maryland offices, as well as Regional operations. She is responsible for FISD's operations, policy development, and contractor oversight of OPM's Investigations Program with an annual revolving fund of over $500 million.

Previously, Ms. Dillaman was one of the senior managers responsible for the automation of OPM's investigations processing system. The Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS) is considered one of the government's most successful automation efforts.

Ms. Dillaman participates on several national panels and committees, including the Compact Council, established under the authority of Title II, Public Law 105-261 and the Federal Working Group of the Criminal Justice Information Services' (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board. This Working Group represents the Federal criminal and non-criminal justice community on issues of worldwide importance.

In 2004, Ms. Dillaman was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive.

Born in Grove City, Pennsylvania, Kathy attended Slippery Rock University and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. She and her husband Garry have two children and one grandchild.