Doug Thomas

  • Cost for security clearances expected to increase in 2017, 2018

    Agencies will know later this month how much more they will have to pay for security clearances to the National Background Investigations Bureau. The NBIB will meet initial operating capability on Oct. 1 and begin processing all security clearance cases.

  • New agency likely to own federal security clearance process

    A new agency could take ownership of the federal security clearance process, a former federal counterintelligence official said. The organization, called the National Investigative Service Agency, would also have a new director.

  • How Lockheed Martin sold employees on an insider threat program

    Establishing insider threat programs was a key Defense recommendation after the 2013 Navy Yard shootings. Some companies that do business with the government are far ahead and waiting for agencies to catch up. DoD officials now consider aerospace giant Lockheed Martin’s program as a model.