In today’s Federal Newscast, the DCSA says it’s business model is getting more efficient in its first full year of operation.
As the Trump administration prepares to dramatically ramp up its continuous evaluation capabilities in the coming years, industry is asking for access to some of the data collected from cleared contractors. That information, industry says, will better inform their own insider threat programs.
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) has asked the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of Personnel Management to accelerate a planned initiative designed to overhaul the security clearance system.
Concerns of another data breach hitting the government is looming over federal cyber efforts.
Agencies have a specific goal now from Congress to move security clearance holders from periodic reinvestigations to continuous vetting programs. The goal is just one of several provisions aimed at modernizing the security clearance process that lawmakers included in the 2020 defense policy bill.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management wants to lift the current time limitations for seasonal appointments.
In anticipation of several new policy directives in the coming months, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency is planning to dramatically ramp up continuous evaluation enrollment to 3.6 million in 2020, defense officials said.
The president is expected to sign a new national security presidential memorandum that will begin a series of modernization efforts of the governmentwide suitability, credentialing and security clearance system.
The idea is to constantly check on cleared people by automated means, rather than do periodic re-investigations.
The defense and intelligence communities are pivoting from the term “continuous evaluation” to a concept of “continuous vetting,” which the Defense Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence said will shift the way they monitor and establish trust with federal employees and contractors.