security clearance process

  • House VA committee worried agency failing to curb sexual harassment at facilities

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group in the House Veterans Affairs Committee wants more information about VA’s plans to curb sexual harassment.

  • All things PSC

    David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center for a wide ranging interview on a variety of topics, including who the PSC serves and what it does for its members. October 1, 2018

  • Whistleblower protections & more

    Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss whistle blower protections for federal employees, and how to navigate the security clearance process in the federal government.

  • 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.

  • Lawmakers want more answers from DoD on its plan to move security clearances from NBIB

    The Defense Department has been exploring how it might transfer security clearances for DoD personnel from the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to the Defense Security Services (DSS).

  • McCaskill, Tester want retrospective review at last transfer of security clearance process

    Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and John Tester (D-Mont.) wrote to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro on Feb. 6 asking for an analysis of what went right and what went wrong when DoD moved to the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Investigative Service (FIS) nearly 12 years ago.

  • Trends in the clearance jobs market

    What’s the latest in the clearance job market? Find out this week when Evan Lesser, managing director and co-founder of, joins host Derrick Dortch. July 29, 2016

  • New agency likely to own federal security clearance process

    A new agency could take ownership of the federal security clearance process, a former federal counterintelligence official said. The organization, called the National Investigative Service Agency, would also have a new director.

  • OPM preparing for security clearance process changes ahead of results of 90-day review

    The Office of Personnel Management issued a solicitation for a workforce analysis of Federal Investigative Services and those offices that support it.