In today’s Federal Newscast, Senate Democrats said more than 300,000 federal employees will be furloughed if Congress can’t come to a deal on seven remaining appropriation bills.
Top officials at the National Background Investigations Bureau and the Pentagon’s Defense Security Service tried to ensure lawmakers that the transfer of the governmentwide security clearance portfolio will be as seamless as possible.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Integrated Digital Experience Act calls for digitizing government processes and establishing minimum standards for federal websites.
Agencies have more guidance now on how they should comply with President Donald Trump’s May executive orders on collective bargaining. Hear this and more stories in today’s Federal Newscast.
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.
As part of the Trusted Workforce 2.0 initiative, intelligence and industry communities are preparing to deliver their plan to reimagine the security clearance to Congress by the end of the year.
Some agency leaders have so far promised to remain transparent as the Trump administration attempts to make good on its reorganization proposals.
The administration also proposes moving OPM’s current retirement services and health care and insurance offices to the General Services Administration, which would be renamed the “Government Services Agency.”
The Trump administration is also considering a move of another Office of Personnel Management program, HR Solutions. Multiple sources say the administration wants to move HR Solutions to the General Services Administration.
As the Defense Department begins preparations in 2018 to process nearly 80 percent of all federal security clearances, the Government Accountability Office paints a messy picture of the governmentwide effort to improve quality and timeliness for background investigations.