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Background Investigations

Background Investigations

Back in January of this year OPM announced that it was standing up of a new agency, the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), which would take over conducting background investigations from OPM’s Federal Investigative Services by October 2016 as a part of security clearance processing reforms. On August 23, 2016

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Background Investigations

How much data is too much data? It depends on the government’s ability to protect it, argues one privacy advocacy organization. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) submitted comments to the Office of Personnel Management urging them to reconsider new policies to collect non-criminal court data or social media. It

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Background Investigations

Senate members grilled OPM Director Beth Colbert this week about concerns regarding the transition of background investigation responsibilities from OPM’s Federal Investigative Services (FIS) to the new National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB). Among the concerns outlined in the letter of inquiry to OPM was the fear that the NBIB is simply a

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Background Investigations

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the latest notice for their billing rates for background investigations aligned with the newly implemented 5 Tier background investigation system they incorporated late last year. How they come up with the rates for each type of investigation is a mystery and requires hiring

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