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The Intelligence, Defense, and Homeland Security Communities Await an Executive Order that will Merge Agencies and Prompt Sweeping Changes to Security Clearance Processes

Updating the Security Clearance System The Offices of the Director of National Intelligence and Personnel Management are working to remove the many snags dogging the current security clearance system. Significant changes are planned for the overall security clearance...

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Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Hosted Endpoint Security Summit: Modernizing Enterprise Endpoint Security Solutions Remains a High Priority in the Defense Community

2019 Security Summit Network and data security was the centerpiece of a three-day Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)-hosted Endpoint Security Summit that took place in early February 2019.  Over 250 Department of Defense (DOD) endpoint security subject matter...

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China’s Strategic Investment in the U.S. Economy is Welcome by Some and Met with a Wary Eye by Others; Enter, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA)

Foreign Investment Assessment Passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) in July 2018 went a long way to reforming and strengthening the process for how the the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) monitors foreign...

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DoD’s New Cloud Strategy Reasserts Its Commitment to Using an Enterprise Cloud Environment to Better Serve the Warfighter on the 21st Century Battlefield

Cloud First The Department of Defense (DoD) released its new Cloud Strategy in February 2019.  The Strategy provides a blueprint for adopting an architectural environment of different clouds. These will be flexible enough to integrate complex applications of the...

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With Billions Now Slated for the Border Wall, Good Governance Practices Require Strong Controls to be Put in Place Over Contracts, Materials, Contractors and Other Key Accountability Factors

Author: Christopher Sharpley While in senior leadership roles at four different Offices of Inspector General over the decades, I have witnessed several national emergencies of various types and degrees. These national emergencies required large outlays of federal...

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