In today’s Federal Newscast, former venture capitalist Michael Kratsios is tapped to become the next U.S. chief technology officer.
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In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration is changing how it verifies that companies are eligible to do business with or receive assistance from the government.
U.S. Cyber Command said the new Cyber Excepted Service has cut its time-to-hire by 60 percent. But so far, DoD has only used the new personnel system for a few hundred positions.
Lawmakers introduced legislation to publish standards for granting, denying or revoking security clearances.
An audit of a sample of DoD’s contracts with Transdigm found half the company’s earnings were “excess” profit, but the inspector general said the findings highlight a need for broad policy changes.
The commander of the nation’s top cyber security agencies — the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command — will not confirm that he has recommended the two agencies split from one another next year.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan told lawmakers that he’s already trying to stand up a small office around robotic process automation, a specific type of artificial intelligence aimed towards improving business practices.
The backlog of pending security clearances and other matters at the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) is down more than 25 percent from its record-high nearly a year ago. The backlog today stands at 541,000 investigations, NBIB Director Charlie Phalen said.
The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal for government spending gives a big boost to the Pentagon and other security-related agencies, while calling for a cut of more than $2.7 trillion in federal civilian spending over the next ten years.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of nearly 40 senators are urging the appropriations committee to include back pay for federal contractors impacted by the last government shutdown, in an upcoming disaster relief package.
In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers want to hear from the Indian Health Service’s acting director about what he’s done to improve on an apparent failure of the agency to provide quality health care.
The Defense Information Systems Agency announced plans to transfer a few dozen employees within the National Background Investigations System office, as well as employees within DoD’s Consolidated Adjudications Facility, to the Defense Security Service.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) said he is on a “journey” to make sure federal agencies don’t abuse federal travel plans.