With the initial transfer of the National Background Investigations Bureau to the Pentagon complete, defense officials say they can turn their attention toward both modernizing the security clearance process and better protecting critical IT systems among cleared industry providers.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Trump administration reveals more specifics about its proposed 2.6% raise for civilian employees.
The defense and intelligence communities are pivoting from the term “continuous evaluation” to a concept of “continuous vetting,” which the Defense Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence said will shift the way they monitor and establish trust with federal employees and contractors.
As preparations continue to move the security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon, employees of the National Background Investigations Bureau have received offers to move with it.
New policies aren’t official yet, but defense and intelligence officials say they’re designing the newly renamed Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency that’s positioned for a more modern era.
Leadership within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Office of Personnel Management have agreed to a broad framework that’s designed to reimagine the entire suitability, credentialing and security clearance process. New policies will be rolled out over the course of 2019.
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 Office of Special Counsel updates its its guidance regarding when federal employees’ use of social media violates the Hatch Act.
Stakeholders working in the security clearance community say they’re seeking clear, consistent leadership to drive major changes to the governmentwide process.