Lawmakers introduced legislation to publish standards for granting, denying or revoking security clearances.
The Trump administration may move several functions, including federal employee health and retirement benefits programs, from the Office of Personnel Management to other agencies.
The Air Force is using interview hubs and other tactics to cut back on security clearance wait times.
Stakeholders working in the security clearance community say they’re seeking clear, consistent leadership to drive major changes to the governmentwide process.
What can be done to improve and speed up the process for granting security clearances to federal workers and contractors? Find out when Evan Lesser, president of ClearanceJobs.com, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access. September 15, 2017
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 has been specifically targeted. Instead, the public’s loss of trust in OPM and government as a whole has been the biggest damage done after the breaches.
IT leaders at the Office of Personnel Management say the agency has one major database left to encrypt, which contains some high-value assets and personally identifiable information for security clearance holders and federal employees.
Dan Chenok, the executive director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government, highlights seven key takeaways from a recent roundtable on improving the background investigations processes.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order Jan. 17, which sets the governance process and suitability standards for agencies and the population of federal employees and contractors. It clarifies the work that the Office of Personnel Management and National Background Investigation Bureau has already started to develop a more modern vetting system.
DoD will ask around 3,000 current employees to move from the traditional civil service system to one that offers them fewer job protections but might also boost their pay and promotion prospects.