With a backlog of 700,000 cases on file, the NBIB is being squeezed on one side by contractors who need clearances to win government business, and by agencies who need to fill critical and sensitive positions. One observer says its time to re-think the clearance process and bring it into the 21st century.
The CIO Council and OPM are hosting an IT workforce jobs fair in November focusing on filling critical IT and cyber jobs for more than 20 federal agencies.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a Government Accountability Office report says the Navy’s shipyards are in such bad shape they can no longer meet the service’s operational needs.
Three lawmakers ask GAO to come up with better protections for victims of cyber attacks ,saying credit monitoring alone gives consumers a false sense of security.
Attacks on the legitimacy of the Congressional Budget Office are damaging to the policy process, incorrect and unfair, says a conservative economic analyst.
The Department of Energy (DoE) is looking for relevance in a political atmosphere that doesn’t focus so much on pure research as it does on saving taxpayer money
The Trump administration recently announced cuts in federal regulations, a move one industry insider calls a significant initiative for government contractors.
This is a critical year for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Already the most expensive military program ever, the number of all-weather, stealthy combat aircraft the Pentagon can buy each year will depend primarily upon orders from international buyers.
The current debate over whether to create an independent Space Corps under the Air Force has roots dating back 20 years. But there is more being said about it this year, including a stronger appeal from those who want to make sure space gets its fair share of the Pentagon budget.
Former director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub stepped down, questioning the way he handled his feud over conflict of interest issues with President Donald Trump. But others call him the conscience of the government for doing what’s right in fighting to maintain the public trust.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management has proposed new regulations that define parameters for agencies in granting administrative leave.
The Office of Management and Budget has issued its guidelines to federal agencies for 2019 budget submissions, telling them to get comfortable with lower civilian spending and workforce levels.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a report issued by the Defense Department inspector general has found 350 known security vulnerabilities at three Army hospitals and clinics, adding Defense Heath Agency and Army officials have failed to effectively protect electronic patient health information.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has proposed a detailed set of recommendations for the White House to boost faith in the legitimacy of government by improving its effectiveness.