In today’s Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is directing that anyone on DoD property wear a cloth mask if they can’t consistently keep a six-foot social distance from other people.
Some agencies are struggling to vet and issue credentials to new employees during the coronavirus, as some federal facilities that collect and process fingerprints are closed.
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency will name a new permanent director after months of acting leadership.
In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies receive new ways to protect their data on contractor or non-federal systems.
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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration is trying to make it easier to learn and ask questions about its relatively new beta.SAM.gov contract opportunities portal.
The General Services Administration will also assume management over the Office of Personnel Management’s office space in Washington later this fall.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the DCSA says it’s business model is getting more efficient in its first full year of operation.
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.
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.