A Congressional report casts more doubt on the government’s ability to do background checks. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee examined the case of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, a contractor, with a history of mental problems and a security clearance. The panel suggests there may be a legislative fix.
Evan Lesser digs into the findings. He’s managing director of Clearance Jobs, an online network for security-cleared professionals.
The Obama administration is about to release a final cybersecurity strategy for private operators of critical infrastructure. The executive action comes as Congress struggles to pass cyber legislation and as hackers attack major retailers like Target, exposing financial information of millions of customers. Chris Strohm has been covering this development for Bloomberg News.
You’ve heard of the seven deadly sins and the five stages of grief. The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is going through four phases of geospatial information integration. It’s in phase three, preparing to enter phase phone. Federal News Radio’s executive editor, Jason Miller, has details.
The Pentagon is struggling to meet its latest Congressional mandates to get its financial statements in audit-ready condition by 2017. But leaders say 2015 will be a major stepping stone. For the first time, all of the Defense Department will go through a partial financial audit. More from Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter, Jared Serbu.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.