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Sep
15
lindy.kyzer
Background Investigator and Adjudicator National Training Standards
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In August of 2012 the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), in collaboration with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM,) approved National Training Standards for individuals performing background investigations, national security adjudications, and suitability adjudications.  The overall objective of NTS certification is to equip all personnel performing work for the government as background investigators and adjudicators with the necessary tools and knowledge to conduct and adjudicate National Security and Public Trust investigations.

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Sep
10
lindy.kyzer
USIS Contracts Ended, Investigators Search for New Employment
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It turns out a cyber attack was the straw that broke the back of embattled security clearance investigation firm USIS. Late last evening it was announced that the Office of Personnel Management is ending its contracts with USIS. The firm had been under a stop-work order for the past month, following the announcement of a data breach within the USIS network, likely a state-sponsored attack.

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Sep
2
Marko Hakamaa
Commercial Companies Accessing and Selling Your Personal Data
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While recent news reports have focused on the NSA’s PRISM program and the government’s use of personal data to detect terror threats, a recent news report sheds new light on the massive commercial business of collecting and selling personal data.

CBS News recently broadcast a special investigative report regarding data brokers who collect personal information about you and sell it to other commercial entities.  The amount of data being collected is staggering, with complete dossiers being compiled on millions of people including purchase histories, buying preferences, on-line browsing history, and even medical and prescription drug information.  The report highlighted the fact that every time you access a website it is more than likely that there are many other entities monitoring and recording your activity on that site for information that they package and sell to someone else.

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