Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency


New DCSA director sees a data-driven future for security clearances and more

David Cattler, a longtime intelligence official, sees a range of both near- and long-term priorities in his new role as director at DCSA.

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‘Continuous vetting’ procedures will soon apply to more feds governmentwide

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Congress, Biden administration continue push to reduce security clearance timeline

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‘This would be wild’: Officials lay out ambitious goals for federal employee vetting

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DCSA cuts background investigation rates again

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OPM aims to streamline fed employee screening with ‘continuous vetting’

OPM also wants to update several vetting factors to make it harder for domestic extremists to find employment in the government.

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DCSA opens ‘front door’ to next-gen background investigation system

The introduction of “e-App” is a key development in an NBIS software project that’s considered the cornerstone of federal personnel vetting reforms.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a live broadcast speaking at the media center during the opening of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Xi promised Tuesday to open China wider to imports and foreign investment at the start of a high-profile trade fair meant to rebrand the country as a global customer and warned against trade protectionism. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

Sen. Rubio hammers continued TSP investment in China

Also in today’s Federal Newscast, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is criticized for its lack of transparency, and the Pentagon releases its first-ever social-media policy for official accounts.

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