The Defense Department is planning to merge the National Background Investigations Bureau, Defense Security Service and other entities within the Pentagon to form one, new security clearance entity.
Common standards across the suitability and security clearances processes may ease long-held frustrations from industry and the intelligence community.
INSA praises new plans of action from DoD and the White House that could help send a clear message to potential attackers that cyberthreats will be deterred in real-time.
The intelligence community said it sees artificial intelligence as a possibility for its analysts to tap into more data and information than ever before.
The White House is considering two executive orders and lawmakers are adding provisions to bills trying to limit agency exposure to Chinese made technology.
Each component within the Homeland Security Department applies standards differently when determining whether contractor personnel are fit to work on behalf of the agency.
The Homeland Security Department’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) is preparing to implement version 2.0 of STIX.
Leaders in the intelligence community are still performing a balancing act between employee freedom and security issues.
The National Background Investigations Bureau plans ‘human testing’ this fall to improve the federal security clearance process.
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 who have set up such programs. Small agencies say cultural barriers, lack of resources and legal and privacy questions are among the obstacles preventing them from meeting the goal, but insider threat experts say those problems aren’t unique.