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In Depth interviews - July 25

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Evan Lesser , Walton Francis , David Powner , GAO , data center consolidation , FEHBP ,

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 01:32am EDT

Agencies face 'hodge-podge' guidance on security clearances

The federal government has issued more than 4.8 million security clearances to federal civilians, military service members and contractors. But the process for determining what positions require clearances amounts to little more than a "hodge-podge" across agencies, an official with the Government Accountability Office told Federal News Radio.

Tags: DHS , OPM , GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Brenda Farrell

Monday - 07/16/2012, 05:53pm EDT
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EPA fixes security classification shortcomings

An inspector general report found the Environmental Protection Agency's national security information infrastructure needed improvement in light of a 2009 executive order. The report called for more comprehensive information security guidelines and better regulation of employees' security clearances.

Tags: EPA , national security , oversight , National Security Information

Monday - 07/09/2012, 08:28pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- May 17

The Federal Drive talks to NASA's deputy administrator about the first commercial space launch and ClearanceJobs.com's Evan Lesser about speeding up the clearance process.

Tags: Evan Lesser , Lori Garver , NASA , SpaceX , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp ,

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 08:18am EDT

Job outlook for feds with security clearances

Host Derrick Dortch is joined by Evan Lesser, founder of ClearanceJobs.com. They will discuss a new survey conducted by the organization.
May 4, 2012(Encore presentation May 25, 2012)

Tags: workforce , hiring , 2012 compensation survey , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Saturday - 05/05/2012, 12:34am EDT
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Wall Street or Walmart: What's in your future?

Feds who retire with special skills and top-secret clearances often move into top jobs on Wall Street, with credit card companies or even back in government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for those stripped of their clearances, life after Uncle Sam may mean a security guard job at a box store ...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , workforce ,

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

Agencies distrust OPM prices for conducting background checks

The costs reported by the Office of Personnel Management to conduct background investigations and security-clearance checks for federal agencies have skyrocketed in the past six years, according to a Feb. 28 Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday. But agency customers are growing dissatisfied with the lack of transparency surrounding price increases and are starting to looking elsewhere, GAO auditors said in the report.

Tags: technology , management , GAO , OPM , Merton Miller , Federal Investigative Services ,

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:01pm EDT

OPM's strategic plan sets roadmap to HR reform

Agency details four broad areas it wants to focus on to improve federal human resources processes. OPM also calls for specific changes around hiring reform, telework, security clearances and retirement processing.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , OPM , strategic plan , Human resources reform , hiring , Retirement Systems Modernization , telework

Monday - 03/15/2010, 03:53pm EDT

Efforts underway to clear out the security clearance backlog

The time it takes to get a top secret or secret security clearance in the federal government has dropped significantly over the past five years.

Tags: security , defense , DoD , mngt , jobs , Beth McGrath

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 10:40am EST
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Background checks move to the forefront

The Supreme Court has refused to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Debra Roth explains what's going on here.

Tags: Federal Drive , Legal Loop , pay and benefits , background check , Debra Roth , NASA , JPL , SCOTUS

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 09:41am EST
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