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Sen. Mark Warner: DNI, OPM Security Clearances Must Go on Amid Coronavirus

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., urged the directors of national intelligence and the Office of Personnel Management to make sure the coronavirus outbreak does not affect security clearances in the intelligence community. The senator wrote a letter posted Wednesday to Richard Grenell and Dale Cabaniss amid concerns of the outbreak's financial effects causing security clearance delays.

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Sen. Mark Warner Writes to Mike Pompeo on State Dept. Cybersecurity

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the ability of the latter's department to protect information systems amid the conflict with Iran. Warner, also a 2019 Wash100 recipient, listed five questions addressed to Pompeo, and referenced the state department's cybersecurity weaknesses found in inspector general reports, as seen in the letter issued Tuesday.

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Mark Warner: ODNI, OPM Should Accelerate Implementation of Trusted Workforce 2.0

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has written a letter requesting that two government agencies increase activities towards the implementation of the Trusted Workforce 2.0 security clearance process, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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Mark Warner: NBIB’s Pilot Efforts Key to Security Clearance Backlog Decrease

Mark Warner, D-Va., said that the National Background Investigations Bureau has seen improvement in the handling of security clearances as the agency experiences a 40 percent decrease in backlog, Federal News Network reported Friday.  Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, told the publication that the recent development may eventually lead to a “steady state” of 250,000 manageable case files.

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Bill to Establish IoT Device Standards Passed at House

The House passed a bipartisan bill to optimize the security of internet-connected devices. Authored by Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 will require all government-owned devices to meet security standards, the office of Mark Warner said Wednesday

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