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Industry says security clearance transfer paves way for long-awaited modernization

Industry says the President’s recent security clearance transfer brings promise for long-awaited modernization to the entire personnel vetting process.

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Common suitability, security clearance standards are coming within a year, ODNI says

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White House, Pentagon cyber strategies give more leeway to fight back

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Kirstjen Nielsen

Industry seeks easy fixes to lengthy, redundant vetting process for DHS contractors

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Intel community still doesn’t know how it should fix security clearance problem

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NBIB to test new security clearance process for federal employees

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Same obstacles plague small and large agencies in setting up insider threat programs

The Office of Personnel Management was the sixth agency to achieve final operating capability on an insider threat program. But OPM is among the few agencies…

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Erosion of public trust biggest long-term impact of OPM breaches, experts say

Current and former counterintelligence officials say there is no known evidence so far that a victim of the Office of Personnel Management’s cyber breaches…

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OPM lays groundwork for security clearance reform, as processing times grow longer

Federal employees and contractors waited hundreds of days in some cases for a security clearance in 2016, but the Office of Personnel Management spent much of the year putting the policy pieces in place for improvement. Key stakeholders in the Performance Accountability Council developed an IT plan for the new background investigation system and issued business rules for adjudicating some cases.

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