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OPM plans to terminate contracts with USIS

An Office of Personnel Management official said Tuesday that agency officials decided not to renew USIS' background investigations and support contracts.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , USIS , contracting

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 07:05am EDT

Random audits would close gaps in security clearance process

The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2013 requires the Office of Personnel Management to implement an enhanced security clearance system. Under the system, every security clearance gets two random audits over a five-year time period.

Tags: OPM , Senate , Tom Carper , Claire McCaskill , Kelly Ayotte , Tom Coburn , Shefali Kapadia , oversight

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:00pm 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 , ODNI , management , technology , Tom Coburn , Evan Lesser , Stephanie Wasko

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

OMB expands requirements under some cross-agency management goals

The Office of Management and Budget will collect spending and budget information from agencies to ramp up personnel security. This management priority accompanied other requests in a memo released Friday, which also included agency's benchmarking and providing customer service data.

Tags: Office of Management and Budget , SAVE award , strategic sourcing , management , Brian Deese , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:03am EDT

Pamela Walker, Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector

Last week, President Obama signed the annual authorization bill for the U.S. Intelligence Community, making several changes to the way federal agencies and contractors deal with classified information and IT systems. Several of the provisions appear to be a reaction to the security clearance issues raised by the Edward Snowden case and by the Navy Yard shooting. Pamela Walker is senior director for homeland security at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector. She's been analyzing the final bill, and joined In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu to talk about some of the provisions.

Tags: Pamela Walker , ITAPS , Intelligence community

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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Congressmen demand answers from DHS over new USIS contract

Two congressional leaders want to know whether USIS' history was considered when awarding a $190 million Homeland Security Department contract.

Tags: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Elijah Cummings , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Coburn , Jeh Johnson , DHS , DoJ , USIS , dumping

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:09pm EDT

Intelligence agencies not reporting employee crimes

Intelligence agencies are inconsistent in how they handle disclosures of employee crimes uncovered during lie-detector tests, Inspector General Charles McCullough says.

Tags: Charles McCullough , inspector general , NSA , Edward Snowden , James Clapper , NRO

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 03:00pm EDT

An update on the federal job market

Evan Lesser, co-founder and managing director of ClearanceJobs.com, will give his take on the State of the Union's impact on federal hiring in 2014.
February 7, 2014 (Encore presentation February 14, 2014)

Tags: contracting , workforce , hiring , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , State of the Union , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:01pm EST
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Security clearance process ready for, in need of its next makeover

OMB is set to begin next week a 120-day review of three broad areas around security clearances. DoD and ODNI are pursuing initiatives to create a continuous evaluation process for employees with secret and top secret approvals. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members say recent events show the process is broken.

Tags: management , OMB , Joe Jordan , Stephen Lewis , DoD , Brian Prioletti , ODNI , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , Claire McCaskill , Rob Portman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/01/2013, 03:51am EDT
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