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Delays in security clearances hit IT vendors in capital region the hardest, report says

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

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.

Internet of Things cybersecurity bill is back with bipartisan support

by Joe Warminsky • 8 months ago

The goal is to ensure that all government agencies are operating under the same set of security guidelines when they buy IoT devices, which have a wide range of civilian and military uses.

Senate panel digs into security clearance backlog, again finding little progress

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

Panelists pointed to continuous evaluation as a key opportunity to get security clearance applicants on the job faster.

Senators urge global action on cyber bank robbers

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

U.S. President Barack Obama should raise the issue of online bank robberies and other cyberattacks on the worldwide financial system at the upcoming G20 gathering of global leaders in China, six democratic senators urged this week.

Brennan: Government not equipped to handle ‘digital domain’

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

The mechanisms by which the U.S. government crafts policy and laws does not correlate with the challenges presented by the public’s growing dependence on technology, CIA Director John Brennan told a congressional committee Thursday.

DATA Act authors worry about law’s future

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

Two authors of the law that requires federal agencies to standardize and publish spending information say more work needs to be done to make sure the law doesn’t fall by the wayside when the next administration takes over.

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