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Government cuts security clearances by 12 percent

New data reflects the Obama administration's efforts to pare back their lists of cleared employees and contractors to those who need access to classified data in order to do their jobs and to buckle down on insider-threat programs.

Tags: security clearance , insider threat , OPM , DoD , Evan Lesser , contractors , Charlie Sowell , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 07:36pm EDT

Hope springs eternal for cyber laws after House approval

Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act and the Protecting Cyber Networks Act this week. These are the first cybersecurity information sharing bills with broad support in more than five years.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , House , information sharing , Congress , Mike McCaul , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Trend Micro , Tom Kellermann , DHS , NCCIC , CTIIC , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 12:38pm EDT

DoD intel chief Vickers gives cyber premier priority status

Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, said cybersecurity and terrorism are his top two short- and long-term concerns. He said protecting space-based systems is becoming more important than ever. Vickers also wants to continue to transform the military intelligence community to meet ever-changing threats.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Vickers , DoD , insider threat , continuous evaluation , workforce , Atlantic Council , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:22am EST
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Bill Evanina, Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Now that all of the people have been gathered at the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the work begins on building the same mindset. The new center houses ODNI employees, detailees from 15 agencies and contractors. What are they doing? For answers, we turn to Bill Evanina, the National Counterintellgence Executive (NCIX) and director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. On the Federal Drive, he told Tom Temin how the Center is working to prevent bad actors from getting security clearances, and making sure cleared people don't stay cleared if they no longer qualify.

Tags: Bill Evanina , National Counterintelligence and Security Center , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 07:38am EST
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Intel agencies push shared IT services from concept to reality

After two years of planning and pilot programs, the intelligence community says its plan to integrate the IT systems of its 17 agencies is moving forward toward large-scale adoption.

Tags: DoD , ICITE , technology , Al Tarasiuk , David White , shared services , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:38am EDT
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Tester targets tax-delinquent Defense contractors

Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

Tags: Jon Tester , James Clapper , security clearance reform , IRS , Tax delinquent contractors , Contracting , DoD , Industry , workforce , Senate , Congress , GAO , Michael OConnell , Oversight

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:18pm EDT

DoD gave security clearances to thousands of 'federal tax cheats'

About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors, who held or were determined eligible for a security clearance, owed more than $730 million in unpaid taxes as of June 2012, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Per GAO's recommendations, the Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and DoD are now working to include tax-compliance checks to enhance security clearance processes.

Tags: DoD , IRS , OPM , GAO , management , technology , security clearance , Tom Coburn , Evan Lesser , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/28/2014, 04:33pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DATA Act is law, IT, acquisition A-11 changes

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. Senate lawmakers prepare to mark-up IT reform bill next week. CIO's spend time at camp where OMB and others emphasize the word of the year: effectiveness.

Tags: technology , DATA Act , Financial management , A-11 , OMB , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , FITARA , FISMA , cybersecurity , Steve VanRoekel , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , budget , Security clearances , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:32pm EDT

Feds fast-tracking new system for keeping tabs on cleared personnel

In Part 4 of the special report, Questioning Clearances, Federal News Radio examines the government's plan to use new technology to keep better tabs on cleared personnel on a near, real-time basis. But some experts wonder whether such a plan could be implemented successfully in the swift timelines sought by the government.

Tags: Oversight , Security clearances , Questioning Clearances , continuous evaluation , OMB , DoD , Marcel Lettre , Beth Cobert , Evan Lesser , GAO , Brenda Farrell , Bill Henderson

Sunday - 05/18/2014, 08:44am EDT
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DoD, intelligence community finding common enterprise IT ground

The intelligence community and the Defense Department are both trying to build IT networks that attempt to get rid of IT stovepipes. In the process, they've found a few ways to work together.

Tags: DoD , Al Tarasiuk , JIE , ICITE , technology , Cloud computing , information sharing , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 04:39am EDT
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