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Even federal contractors have something to like in the latest big spending bill

So far in the big stimulus bill, contractors got an extension of section 3610, which gives them a sort of ongoing protection from the pandemic.

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Industry says security clearance transfer paves way for long-awaited modernization

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AP/Ryan EstradaAdm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, March 21, 2019. Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday. (Seaman Ryan Estrada/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Coast Guard focuses on readiness, hiring for 2020 in shadow of shutdown

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DoD is dragging its feet on following the law and it could be a national security issue

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Trump administration preparing executive order to transfer security clearance program

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Trump administration considering major changes to security clearance program

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Industry seeks easy fixes to lengthy, redundant vetting process for DHS contractors

Each component within the Homeland Security Department applies standards differently when determining whether contractor personnel are fit to work on behalf…

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Breaking tradition, GAO adds security clearances back to its biennial High-Risk List

Breaking with tradition, the Government Accountability Office added the governmentwide security clearance program to the High-Risk List, one year ahead…

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Why OPM is warning against DoD reclaiming the security clearance process

In a special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explores how a small provision in the 2018 defense authorization bill could have major repercussions on the background investigations backlog and could put the future of the National Background Investigations Bureau in question.

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