One backlog goes down, another one pops up. That's how it is in the background security clearance process.
Federal contractors are pleased with the progress the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has made in slashing the background investigation inventory, but they're still searching for solutions that address the end-to-end suitability, credentialing and security clearance process.
Procurement administrative lead time is a nice phrase for how bureaucratically long it takes from when the time an agency decides it might need to buy something, to when it awards a contract.
Can Congress do the seemingly impossible, such as getting 2021 appropriations bills done before the end of the current fiscal year?
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.
To talk more about what the situation looks like, the Professional Services Council's David Berteau joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
President and CEO of the Professional Services Council David Berteau joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for what services contractors are thinking.
DoD's chief information officer told lawmakers the White House could not have interfered with the JEDI decision because the identities of the team that made the decision have been kept secret all along.
Policy and legal experts say informal guidance can be helpful to agency stakeholders and others but acknowledged instances where the documents have become stand-ins for the official rulemaking process.
It's better than a shutdown, but the 2020 fiscal year will kick off under a CR.
For details, David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Contractors are seeing the progress on a potential budget deal but remaining on their toes. PSC head David Berteau joined Federal Drive to discuss.
The Professional Services Council, an industry association, asked the Senate Appropriations Committee to limit the type of work Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers can do for DoD.
The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act is still in committee draft but expected out Monday.