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security clearance reform

Background Investigations

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the latest notice for their billing rates for background investigations aligned with the newly implemented 5 Tier background investigation system they incorporated late last year. How they come up with the rates for each type of investigation is a mystery and requires hiring

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Background InvestigationsCybersecurity

In quite the ironic twist, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has updated all of their contracts with background investigation service providers by inserting or replacing previous clause that address information security incident reporting requirements. A news story posted by NextGov outlined some of the new requirements inserted into OPM

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Background Investigations

Could it be true? For years I have argued to anyone who would listen, that OPM should not have been given responsibility for national security background investigations. As a security professional in various roles over a number of years, I have seen how the government has allowed human resources managers

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Cybersecurity

Unless you have been hiding under a rock in the caves of Afghanistan over the past two years, you may have heard of the Federal Government’s push to lock down and secure access to IT systems and applications. The impetus behind this was a mandate from the Office of Management and Budget

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