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.
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.
The Navy is setting up new hubs and surge areas to deal with its background investigation backlog.
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.
In today's Federal Newscast, the president has named Tamara Bonzanto to take over as the new assistant secretary for the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Veterans Affairs Department.
The Defense Information Systems Agency used an Other Transaction Agreement to perform the work, so its scope is unclear. And at least for now, so is the winning firm's identity.
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 may move several functions, including federal employee health and retirement benefits programs, from the Office of Personnel Management to other agencies.
In today's Federal Newscast, bipartisan legislation in the Senate would shorten the deadline for the Defense department to pay defense contractors who work with small businesses.
In today's Federal Newscast, President Donald Trump presided over the signing of the "One Federal Decision" memorandum of understanding, in which seven of his cabinet secretaries took part.
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.
Many federal departments are feeling and performing poorly. Backlogs are agencies' fever. The symptom has many causes.
Stakeholders working in the security clearance community say they're seeking clear, consistent leadership to drive major changes to the governmentwide process.