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The blog post title is not original but cribbed from @empiricalerror:
Cyber Wars Episode I: The Phantom Memo https://t.co/JHrmNIssnU Signed July 2nd, finally surfaces July 7th. #OPM #eQIP #CyberCyberCyber
— Dave (@empiricalerror) July 7, 2015
Click on the image below (Thanks C!) to read the memo signed by DNI’s James R. Clapper and OPM Katherine Archuleta (pdf).
One govie told us “there is no process for TS which is all I hire!” Note that the memo says there are “no interim procedures authorized at this time for access to Top Secret, Top Secret SCI, or “Q” level information.”
There’s a sigh for you, too.
And when the e-QIP is restored, the wait will continue some more while the process runs its course. Will new hires even get to work by late fall?
One bureau reportedly sent out a note saying, “we are requesting that all tentative job offer notices be temporarily postponed until further guidance is published.” Apparently, “HR and DS are working together to iron out the details of an interim paper-based SF-86 process.”
Meanwhile, fedscoop reports that OPM wants to hire four IT senior project managers that will cost up to $675,000 to oversee a systems modernization.
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