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Pentagon, OPM Moving Forward in Transferring Security Clearance Investigations

The Department of Defense continues to make progress transferring the authority to process security clearances from the Office of Personnel Management to the agency. An official noted that the Pentagon is working with interagency partners to transfer the functions, personnel and resources of OPM’s National Background Investigations Bureau to the Defense Security Service, according to a statement posted Friday

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Energy Dept Awards $11M to 7 Power Grid Efficiency Research Projects

The Energy Department has chosen seven project teams to receive a combined $11 million in federal funds to build simulation models and data hubs that can help DOE manage efficiency of the U.S. power grid system. DOE said Friday the projects aim to address limitations of current algorithms for power transmission and distribution through the Advanced Research …

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Deborah Lee James: Govt-Industry Collaboration Drives ’21st Century’ Air Force Acquisition System

U.S. Air Force Sec. Deborah Lee James has detailed the service branch’s Bending the Cost Curve acquisition system that seeks to support innovation and deliver cost savings and process efficiencies. James wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Defense One that the Air Force worked with the defense industry as part of efforts to develop …

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GAO Calls for Stronger Mobile Device Spending Controls at Agencies

A Government Accountability Office review of the mobile device controls of 15 agencies found that a majority did not fully satisfy guidance on keeping inventories of the devices and associated services and monitoring related spending. GAO said in a report published Thursday that only five agencies managed an inventory of their devices and services …

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Beth Cobert: Gov’t Modernization Focused on Agile Customer Service

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, has highlighted technology and customer service as among the main items in the government’s larger modernization effort, GovExec reported Thursday. “Smarter information technology, efficient customer service, the U.S. Digital Service, and new talent and approaches are combining to deliver …

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