Tag Archives: NBIB

Senate Panel Advances Bill to Address Security Clearance Backlog

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that seeks to reduce the current backlog of more than 700,000 government security clearance applications, Nextgov reported Friday. The SECRET Act would mandate the National Background Investigations Bureau to report pending background investigations for executive branch personnel on a quarterly …

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NBIB to Test New Federal Employee Investigation System

The National Background Investigations Bureau plans to start testing a new security clearance system for federal employees in approximately six weeks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. NBIB Director Charles Phalen said at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Summit held in Washington that the bureau aims to deploy the E-application system in …

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Obama Administration Cites OPM’s National Background Investigations Bureau Among Security Clearance Reform Efforts

A report published on Performance.gov says the Obama administration implemented several measures in 2016 as part of efforts to update the security clearance process, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Nicole Ogrysko writes such measures include the Office of Personnel Management’s launch of the National Background Investigations Bureau and approval of the Enterprise Information …

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Pentagon Vet David DeVries Named OPM CIO; Beth Cobert Comments

David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, is set to join the Office of Personnel Management in the coming weeks as CIO. The 35-year DoD veteran will provide strategic leadership to help strengthen OPM’s cyber posture through partnership with other agencies as part of the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, OPM said …

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Reports: James Onusko, Christy Wilder to Spearhead OPM’s Federal Investigative Services Reform Effort

The Office of Personnel Management has appointed James Onusko and Christy Wilder to respectively serve as team leader and deputy manager of an interagency effort to establish a National Background Investigations Bureau, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Onusko and Wilder will oversee the transition of functions, personnel and infrastructure from OPM’s Federal Investigative Services …

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