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Bill Evanina: DoD to Use NCSC Continuous Evaluation System to Vet Security Clearance Holders

Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has said the Defense Department will also adopt NSCS’ continuous evaluation platform to perform periodic background investigations on employees at the executive branch in addition to its own CE system, Federal News Radio reported Friday. The move comes as DoD …

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Report: Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill Contains ‘Amazon Amendment’

The fiscal 2018 defense spending bill introduced by a joint House-Senate conference committee includes an amendment that would potentially shift approximately $53 billion in annual purchases of commercial products by the Defense Department to e-commerce portals, Nextgov reported Monday. The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act, also known as the Amazon amendment, in …

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DoD Seeks OMB Approval to Collect Defense Industrial Base Information

The Defense Department seeks Office of Management and Budget approval DoD’s plan to collect information as part of an ongoing defense industrial base review. DoD said Thursday in a Federal Register notice that the proposed survey is urgent and will help the department identify, evaluate and issue recommendations to boost the defense industrial base. …

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OMB Sets 2018 Deadline for Annual FISMA Reports

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal civilian agencies to submit their annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act reports to OMB and the Department of Homeland Security by March 1, 2018, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Agencies should also file their FISMA reports with the Government …

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House Approves FITARA Data Center Initiative Extension

U.S. House members voted 418-0 Wednesday to pass a bill that would extend Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to the government’s data center modernization and consolidation initiatives, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The FITARA Enhancement Act would extend the deadline for federal agencies to consolidate data repositories by two years through …

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