OPM's Return to Paper Security Clearance Processing Roils Contractors, Lawmakers

After shutting down its electronic system after hackers breached millions of personnel files, some background investigations will move forward the old-fashioned way.

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South Carolina State Senate Votes to Remove the Confederate Flag arrowThe state Legislature met on Monday to consider a bill that would remove ...


New HHS CTO Wants Employees to Devote Time to Passion Projects arrowIn her first month as CTO, Susannah Fox proposed the department structure ...


The Reports Most Lawmakers Don’t Want You to See arrowOpen-government groups demand transparency, but Congress has other ideas.


New VA CIO Gets to Work arrowLaVerne Council, a former IT executive at Dell and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, took the oath of office ...

Excellence in Government

Change It Up This Week arrowRoutines are important, but not when they get in the way of creativity.


OPM Hiring IT Staff to Work on Cyber Upgrades arrowThe agency that suffered three big data breaches needs $170,000 project managers to move ...

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It’s Hard to Look Away From These Government-Produced Rap Videos arrowThese PSAs instantly grab your attention, regardless of the production ...


White House CIO’s Former Software Firm Violated False Claims Act arrowVMware and Carahsoft agree to pay $75 million for overcharging agencies.


Justice Updates FOIA Guidance to Confirm Requesters Still Care arrowGoal is to preserve agency resources while maintaining communication.

Pay & Benefits

Retirement Backlog Drops, But It’s Still Higher Than Expected arrowThere are nearly 3,000 more claims in the queue than the agency hoped to have ...


Timeline: Government Data Breaches arrowSince April 2013, six hacks targeted OPM and its contractors.


Happy Belated Independence from Government Day arrowA curious reinterpretation of the Declaration of Independence from a would-be GOP ...


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