House Democrats joined members of the American Federation of Government Employees on Tuesday to rally against the Trump administration's proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration. Congress on Tuesday also began debate over an appropriations bill that would block the OPM-GSA merger.
The Defense Department has officially assumed responsibility for the governmentwide security clearance portfolio and has named new leadership to oversee the coming transfer.
In today's Federal Newscast, President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week directing federal agencies to cut at least one-third of all federal advisory committees.
A healthy inventory of pending security clearances is at last within reach, as the National Background Investigations Bureau prepares to transfer its resources, employees and authorities to the Defense Department by Oct. 1.
Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, acknowledged Tuesday the administration may need more time to carry out the proposed merger with the General Services Administration.
The Trump administration has announced more details behind its proposed reorganization of the Office of Personnel Management, a week before the plan is scheduled to receive more intense congressional scrutiny before the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee.
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 actively push for OPM reorganization.
The National Background Investigations Bureau is working out the details of the upcoming transfer of the governmentwide security clearance portfolio, and the people, resources and IT that come with it, to the Defense Department.
Industry says the President's recent security clearance transfer brings promise for long-awaited modernization to the entire personnel vetting process.
After months of promises that the move was imminent, President Donald Trump has made the transfer of the governmentwide security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon official.
A joint 2020 budget request from the Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration offers up some more detail on how the Trump administrations expects to reorganize OPM and merge its functions, but the plan lacks specifics.
Lawmakers introduced legislation to publish standards for granting, denying or revoking security clearances.
The commander of the nation's top cyber security agencies — the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command — will not confirm that he has recommended the two agencies split from one another next year.
The backlog of pending security clearances and other matters at the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) is down more than 25 percent from its record-high nearly a year ago. The backlog today stands at 541,000 investigations, NBIB Director Charlie Phalen said.