Delays in security clearances hit IT vendors in capital region the hardest, report says
The backlog of background checks — typically more than 200 days for most new hires who need a clearance — has ripple effects throughout the region, according to the Greater Washington Partnership.
GAO reminds agencies of FISMA requirements, says OMB report is overdue
As of fiscal 2018, "many federal agencies were often not adequately or effectively implementing their information security policies and practices" under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act.
Federal Acquisition Service has fixed IT pricing problems found in 2016 audit, report says
There were widespread problems with how the agency priced products and services under IT Schedule 70, but the FSA has fully addressed them, the GSA Office of the Inspector General says.
Military would emphasize recruitment for tech skills under Senate AI Caucus leaders’ bill
Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, want the Pentagon to "promote and maintain digital engineering as a core competency of the Armed Forces."
DHS’s ‘cyber incident response teams’ back on Congress’ radar
The teams were created by the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center as part of its mission to share information about threats and incidents, but a bipartisan group of House members wants to fully authorize them.
Trump’s choice for OPM director says she’ll listen closely to tech leaders
Dale Cabaniss said she's ready to work with the agency's tech leaders and its inspector general.