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Bill Lietzau: DCSA Adds More Mission Areas to Advance Security Clearance Transformation

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Bill Lietzau, director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), said DCSA hired at least 100 additional employees and added more mission areas at the start of fiscal year 2021 as part of its security clearance transformation efforts. Those IT systems include the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) legacy platform for processing security clearances. 

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American Systems Receives James S. Cogswell Award for Achievement in Industrial Security; Peter Smith Quoted

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American Systems announced on Wednesday that the company’s facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico has received the prestigious 2020 James S. Cogswell Award for security excellence from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). 

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DCSA Offers Update on Security Clearance Processing Times, Adjudications

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The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has seen the number of security clearance investigations rise to approximately 205,000, but the figure is still within DCSA’s “steady state” target of between 200,000 and 225,000 in active investigations. “The inventory has slightly increased over the past few weeks, mostly due to the COVID-related impacts,” Heather Green, director of DCSA’s Vetting Risk Operations Center. 

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DCSA Releases Insider Threat Resource App

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The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has launched a mobile application that will work to provide users with training and educational resources on insider threats. The Insider Threat Sentry app allows users to view graphic novels, videos, preparedness guides and infographics that discuss various insider threats from workplace violence to active shooting scenarios. 

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Richard Naylor, DCSA Senior Cyber Adviser & Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, to Serve as Panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on June 24th

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Richard Naylor, senior cyber adviser and deputy director for counterintelligence (cyber operations) at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, will serve as a panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on Wednesday, June 24th. Register here for Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020.

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William Lietzau to Lead Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency

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William "Bill" Lietzau, who leads the Department of Defense's Personnel Vetting Transformation Office, has been appointed to serve as director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. Lietzau will succeed Charles Phalen who has been filling the role on an acting basis since 2019, DoD said Monday.

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Richard Naylor, DCSA Senior Cyber Adviser & Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, to Serve as Panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd

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Richard Naylor, senior cyber adviser and deputy director for counterIntelligence (cyber) at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) will serve as a panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on Thursday, April 2nd.

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Tom Prendergast, Denise Berger Assume AECOM Leadership Positions in Northeast Region; Steve Morriss Quoted

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AECOM has appointed Tom Predergast and Denise Berger as head of Transit within the Design and Consulting Services Americas (DCSA) and chief operating officer (COO), respectively to drive growth and strategy, the company announced on Monday

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DCSA Awards ACT I $150M IDIQ Contract to Provide FMS Expertise; Mike Zembrzuski Quoted

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Advanced Concepts and Technologies International (ACT I) has received a five-year, ceiling valued, $150 million, multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. ACT I will provide its significant Foreign Military Sales (FMS) subject matter expertise to support the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the company announced on Thursday.

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