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.
Even if your people don’t handle classified information, you can learn a lot from the National Insider Threat Task Force.
Wayne Belk, co-director of the National Insider Threat Task Force, wants feds to know that insider threat programs are there to protect them, not to get them in trouble.
It was presidentially ordered after the Edward Snowden affair. It’s chaired by the director of national intelligence and the attorney general. But the National Insider Threat Task Force has information, training programs and policy guidance useful to all agencies dealing with cybersecurity vulnerabilities posed by insiders. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin discussed the task force and its work with co-director Wayne Belk.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Pentagon unveils a calculator to help members of the military figure out if they should opt into the new blended retirement system.
The Office of Personnel Management was the sixth agency to achieve final operating capability on an insider threat program. But OPM is among the few agencies who have set up such programs. Small agencies say cultural barriers, lack of resources and legal and privacy questions are among the obstacles preventing them from meeting the goal, but insider threat experts say those problems aren’t unique.