Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., re-introduced a bill aiming to improve U.S. national security through a modernized security clearance system and a new workforce to handle national security and public safety missions. The Modernizing the Trusted Workforce for the 21st Century Act would also help the government reduce its background investigation backlog, Warner said in a statement released Friday. The bill was introduced to the Senate in 2018.Read More »
David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, told Government Matters in an interview aired Tuesday about industry’s concerns once the Defense Department takes over the governmentwide program for security clearances from the Office of Personnel Management. Berteau mentioned some of those concerns, including the volume of the clearance backlog, background investigation process, funding and reciprocity.
The Professional Services Council has commended the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for finalizing and passing the fiscal 2019 defense spending bill that contains provisions that could have an impact on government contractors.Read More »
Federal agencies are expected to spend up to 40 percent of their fiscal 2018 budgets before the new fiscal year begins in October, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Defense and civilian agencies would have to obligate at least $140 billion in additional budget authorized under the omnibus spending package passed by Congress …Read More »
David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, has told lawmakers that there should be increased cooperation between government and contractor oversight approaches to accelerate the U.S. security clearance process. Berteau testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the personnel security clearance process, its impact on industry and potential …Read More »
The Professional Services Council is scheduled to appear Wednesday, March 7, before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about changes to the security clearance process and the potential impact of such reforms on the industry. David Berteau, PSC president and CEO, will join other industry representatives to testify and suggest …Read More »
The Professional Services Council has commended Congress for passing a bipartisan budget measure that would appropriate funds for defense and nondefense operations. President Donald Trump signed Friday the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. David Berteau, PSC president and CEO, said in a statement published Friday the spending policy bill provides Congress …Read More »
Industry experts and former White House officials have urged government contractors to start discussing the effects of a potential federal shutdown in October with contracting officers, Government Executive reported Monday. David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council, said Monday at a PSC-hosted event in Virginia that GovCon companies should maintain …Read More »