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.
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.
In today's Federal Newscast, Open Season is underway and the Office of Personnel Management says it has updated its tool for participants to compare plans.
As agencies begin to review the recent results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the Office of Personnel Management has a new toolkit to help supervisors better understand and digest the feedback.
With the initial transfer of the National Background Investigations Bureau to the Pentagon complete, defense officials say they can turn their attention toward both modernizing the security clearance process and better protecting critical IT systems among cleared industry providers.
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.
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Association of Postal Supervisors has filed a lawsuit against USPS seeking back pay to match private sector pay.
As preparations continue to move the security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon, employees of the National Background Investigations Bureau have received offers to move with it.
In today's Federal Newscast, a former National Security Agency contractor who stole nearly 20 years worth of sensitive information finds out his fate.
New policies aren't official yet, but defense and intelligence officials say they're designing the newly renamed Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency that's positioned for a more modern era.
GSA has issued a request for information to begin modernization of legacy mainframe hardware at the Office of Personnel Management. The RFI is part of GSA's Centers of Excellence initiative, which both agencies have agreed to use to advance the merger.