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Senate’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Bill Proposes Additional DoD Cross-Functional Teams

The Senate’s version of fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes language that would establish additional cross-functional teams to help the Defense Department address specific organizational challenges, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The provision calls for the formation of CFTs that will focus on electronic warfare, security clearances and lethality of close-combat …

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GAO Prompts OPM Agencies to Fully Implement Workforce Cybersecurity Assessment, Coding Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that agencies under the Office of Personnel Management fully implement the requirements for baseline cybersecurity assessments and coding procedures for federal finance personnel. The GAO, in a report issued Thursday, said that 13 of the Chief Financial Officers Act’s 24 agencies provided limited assessment accuracy …

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DISA Launches Electronic App for Federal Background Checks; Raju Shah Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has introduced an electronic application designed to help federal security clearance applicants submit applications for background investigations. DISA said Friday the National Background Investigation Services’ program office implemented eApp, which is meant to replace the current Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing system. Raju Shah, program manager of NBIS, said the organization …

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David Vargas: OPM Develops Blockchain-Based Prototype for Federal Employee Transfer

The Office of Personnel Management has developed a blockchain technology-based prototype as part of a new employee digital record platform, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “We’ve actually prototyped a blockchain for an employee transfer,” David Vargas, director of the human resources line of business at OPM, said Thursday during a panel discussion …

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Trump Signs Bill Aiming to Bolster Accountability of Security Clearance Process

President Donald Trump has signed a bill aiming to streamline and boost accountability of the government’s security clearance process. The Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency, or SECRET, Act requires the Office of Personnel Management‘s National Background Investigations Bureau to report on security clearance investigation backlogs, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif. said Wednesday. The new …

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