Federal background investigation contractors would no longer be able to perform a final review of their own work, under legislation passed by the Senate Sept. 18. via Senate bans background check contractors from reviewing their own work | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
The House and the Senate passed a spending bill that keeps the government funded through Dec. 11, and sets up Congress for a spending fight or another short-term fix in a lame duck session after the fall elections have been decided. via Congress approves stopgap spending bill — FCW.
What was the top reason for why contractors got their security clearances revoked by the Pentagon last year? Money problems. via 529 government contractors got their clearances taken away in 2013. Here’s why. – Washington Business Journal.
But it’s not classified, Ever Heard of Unclassified Controllable Information (UCI) ? via UCI – But it’s not classified! | Security First Associates.
Government contractors who have attempted to recently register or re-register in the SAM database have been confronted with new questions asking about an “immediate owner” and a “higher-level owner.” via SAM Registration And The “Immediate Owner” – SmallGovCon.
A procuring agency reasonably required all members of a SDVOSB set-aside GSA Contractor Team Arrangement to possess a certain Federal Supply Schedule contract and Special Item Number. via GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: SIN Restriction Upheld – SmallGovCon.
The Defense Information Systems Agency launched yesterday what it described as the first omnibus contract to provide a wide range of information technology services to the U.S. Cyber Command, including assistance for offensive and defensive cyber operations via DISA Kicks Off IT Contract to Support Cyber Command – Nextgov.com.
Chief information officers within and outside government increasingly have to bridge the worlds of business and technology, a trend that will only continue upward, according to federal CIOs. via What Do CIOs Do Again? – Nextgov.com.
The federal web development team 18F is building a one-stop portal for requests for government documents under the Freedom of Information Act. via FOIA portal, VistA bid, Army cyber and SANS templates — FCW.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity doesn’t want to be known as a shadowy spy funding shop that tasks academics with projects like measuring trust or compiling a database of metaphors in all languages. via Meet your friendly neighborhood intel research shop — FCW.