The Trump administration has confirmed that the Office of Personnel Management will operate on shaky financial ground after the security clearance business moves to the Pentagon later this year. It’s that financial uncertainty that’s prompting the administration to activity push for OPM reorganization.
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.
In part 2 of his commentary, Tom McMurtrie, a research fellow with the Army’s Training with Industry Program, details the challenges with implementing new approaches.
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.