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OPM lays groundwork for security clearance reform, as processing times grow longer

The end-to-end process to finish a security clearance investigation during the last quarter of the 2016 ran longer than any other time during the year and fell well short of the administration’s target goals. Continue reading

Who’s In Charge of Keeping Your Company Secure?

Even if your company has strategies in place to handle malicious attacks on your security, you may still be at great risk for insider threats.  Why? According to a Forrester study, “insiders” were involved in 39 percent of data breaches—of that 39 percent, 27 percent came from inadvertent misuse of data by employees, making your … Continue reading

Is NBIB another ‘house of cards’?

The bureau, which the White House created on Jan. 22, will be housed at the Office of Personnel Management, and NBIB’s leader will report to the OPM director. Continue reading

Contractors face new delays in getting, renewing security clearances

Over the past month, an important piece of the clearance apparatus quietly ground to a near halt. Continue reading

New agency likely to own federal security clearance process

The formation of a new organization, the National Investigative Service Agency, would move ownership of the security clearance process away from the Office of Personnel Management, which assumed oversight of the program from the Defense Department in 2004. Continue reading

OPM preparing for security clearance process changes

OPM released a request for proposal last month for a workforce planning study of its Federal Investigative Services (FIS) ahead of any review findings. Continue reading

CSC, Netcracker fined for using uncleared coders in classified DISA work — FCW

Between 2008 and 2013, NetCracker allegedly used employees who lacked security clearances to perform work when it knew the contract required those individuals to have clearance, resulting in CSC recklessly submitting false claims for payment to DISA. Continue reading

Social media could become part of security clearance process – FederalNewsRadio.com

For the past six months, the Director of National Intelligence has been trying to determine whether the government should do Google searches on people who hold security clearances. via Social media could become part of security clearance process – FederalNewsRadio.com.

GovConChat™: Cleared Contractor? Ready For Change?

Cleared Contractor? Ready For Change? How Will Your Company Handle an Insider Threat? ‘Insider Threats‘ are the basis of the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs issued by the White House in November 2012.  This provided Departments and Agencies with the minimum elements necessary to establish effective insider … Continue reading

EVENT: How Will Your Company Handle an Insider Threat? 11/7 in Columbia, MD – The American Small Business Coalition

On Friday, November 7, 2014 from 8:00AM to Noon in Columbia, MD, we will host a briefing and panel discussion to address the proposed changes to the NISPOM (Conforming Change 2) from the perspective of Insider Threat and Industrial Security experts. via EVENT: How Will Your Company Handle an Insider Threat? 11/7 in Columbia, MD … Continue reading