In early to mid-December 2018, the House and the Senate proposed a bill that was quickly signed by the President. The Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 became law on December 17, 2018, amending The Small Business Act. The principle change brought about by this new law is that it modifies the period the […]
The Federal work space is a-buzz over the role of agency Chief Data Officers (CDO). How will they optimize the use of existing agency data and bring new analytic capabilities to the business enterprise? I recall, as a Federal executive, when Chief Information Officers (CIO) entered the Federal bureaucracy en masse. It was thought at the […]
An Executive Order signed April 25, 2019, transfers responsibility for personal security background investigations and security clearances to the Department of Defense (DoD).
When the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act was signed into law in January 2019, several new requirements were levied upon Federal agencies. The OPEN Data Act establishes that certain Federal Government data assets will be made public and available as machine-readable data—that is, in an open readable format, and under open […]
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 framework, including how suitability is evaluated and credentialing is granted. Importantly, there will be a common doctrine […]