The Defense Department is still implementing provisions of laws made almost two years ago.
Congress is further along in the annual appropriations process than it usually is at this point in August, but that doesn’t mean contractors should drop planning for the possibility of a government shutdown.
The Trump administration is drafting an executive order to authorize the transfer of the governmentwide security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management and National Background Investigations Bureau to the Pentagon.
Customs and Border Protection is still losing more border patrol agents faster than the agency can hire new ones, said Mark Borkowski, the agency’s chief acquisition officer.
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.
The Professional Services Council plans to submit comment to the Defense Department on how they can shorten their procurement and acquisition lead time.
Each component within the Homeland Security Department applies standards differently when determining whether contractor personnel are fit to work on behalf of the agency.
Breaking with tradition, the Government Accountability Office added the governmentwide security clearance program to the High-Risk List, one year ahead of the scheduled release of its biennial assessment and status report of federal initiatives.
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.
About 20 states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of medical or recreational marijuana, but regulations are different for federal employees and contractors.