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During a hearing on the security clearance backlog in front of the House Armed Services Committee, Director for Defense Intelligence Gary Reid announced that the Department of Defense and Office of Personnel Management will merge their background investigation functions. The Defense Security Service will absorb OPM’s National Background Investigations Bureau, which was formed following the 2015 hack of OPM’s data.
In this year's newly-released iteration of the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, the latest numbers hint at larger underlying stories within the ranked agencies.
Last week, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) suggested the United States federal government should have a national conversation about defining the set of circumstances that would cause the United States to consider an offensive cyberattack.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the latest dataset from its National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), containing information relating to more than 6 million criminal offenses nationally.
Recently, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Nieves v. Bartlett, a case that addresses whether an officer’s probable cause acts as an absolute bar to a citizen’s First Amendment retaliatory arrest claim.