National Counterintelligence and Security Center

  • Bill Evanina, Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center

    Now that all of the people have been gathered at the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the work begins on building the same mindset. The new center houses ODNI employees, detailees from 15 agencies and contractors. What are they doing? For answers, we turn to Bill Evanina, the National Counterintellgence Executive (NCIX) and director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. On the Federal Drive, he told Tom Temin how the Center is working to prevent bad actors from getting security clearances, and making sure cleared people don’t stay cleared if they no longer qualify.

  • ODNI warns of ‘human targeting’ in counterintelligence war

    In the latest video installment of the “Know the Risk — Raise Your Shield” campaign, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence makes clear that no job is too low-level for someone looking to target information.

  • Bill Evanina: Tips for protecting your personal information

    Once your personal information has been purloined, you have to think twice about anyone who might try to befriend you. If you’re one of the more than 20 million federal employees affected by the great Office of Personnel Management data breach, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center has some information that might help. Bill Evanina, center director, brings more to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Security clearance reciprocity rate at 86 percent governmentwide

    Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said the lead agencies reforming the security clearance process made subtle, but important changes to how investigators check employees’ backgrounds.

  • Feds more at risk from clicking on links than from data stolen during OPM breach

    Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said foreign hackers will target current and former federal employees based on a broad set of data, not just personal information stolen during the massive breach in 2015.

  • Cybersecurity threat: A call to action

    William R. Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, calls for greater awareness of and response to cyber vulnerabilities.

  • ODNI developing comprehensive continuous evaluation capabilities for agencies in 2018

    The National Counterintelligence and Security Center plans to deploy its own fully functional continuous evaluation system by fall 2018. Executive branch agencies buy into those services, and NCSC will continually vet agency employees against 10 different databases.

  • SSA bid protest win demonstrates power of acquisition to protect the supply chains

    The White House is considering two executive orders and lawmakers are adding provisions to bills trying to limit agency exposure to Chinese made technology.

  • Warner: ODNI’s ‘dramatic reduction’ of security clearance backlog ‘less ambitious’ than promised

    As the Trump administration considers moving the bulk of the governmentwide security clearance process back onto the Pentagon, the head of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) says his agency has a plan to cut the growing security clearance backlog.

  • ‘Time to change the rules’ for the security clearance process, its leaders say

    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.