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Reformed Defense Security Service to Reduce Small Business Programs; Elizabeth Mudd Quoted

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, formerly known as the Defense Security Service, plans to reduce small business engagement after merging with the National Background Investigations Bureau, FCW reported Wednesday. DCSA's small businesses goal would drop from 65 percent to below 10 percent as NBIB transfers to the Department of Defense, Elizabeth Mudd, DCSA's small business program manager, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event.

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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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Charlie Phalen: Tech Adoption, Additional Investigators Help NBIB Reduce Security Clearance Backlog

Charles Phalen, director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, said NBIB reduced the security clearance backlog to 424,000, down from 725,000 in April 2018, Federal News Network reported Monday. The figure represents a drop of 41 percent, or approximately 300,000, in pending investigative cases.

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Margaret Weichert: White House to Propose Legislation to Transition OPM to GSA

Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the White House is introducing a measure to authorize the move of OPM to the General Services Administration on Friday, FCW reported Tuesday. OPM will run as a third service division within GSA under the proposed reorganization, which comes as OPM faces a budget deficit of $70 million as a result of the National Background Investigations Bureau’s transfer to the Pentagon as well as issues concerning legacy information technology systems.

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NBIB, DoD Launch Preparations for DCSA Security Clearance Duty Transition

The National Background Investigations Bureau and Department of Defense are working on funding and systems modernization efforts ahead of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency’s start of operations in October, Federal News Network reported Friday. According to NBIB Director Charlie Phalen, the bureau and DoD seek to establish a working capital fund for DCSA and update the Office of Personnel Management’s background investigation platform before the National Background Investigations Service system succeeds it by 2020.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Move Background Investigations Work to DoD

President Trump officially transferred the federal government’s security clearance and background investigations to a Department of Defense office through an executive order, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The EO renames the Defense Security Service as Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, which will assume all investigations-related work by the end of September.

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Sen. Warner Reintroduces Bill to Boost National Security

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.  

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