Security Clearance

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OPM lays groundwork for security clearance reform, as processing times grow longer

The end-to-end process to finish a security clearance investigation during the last quarter of the 2016 ran longer than any other time during the year and fell well short of the administration’s target goals. Continue reading

Double, triple wait times at OPM for background investigations

If it seems like the wait for your security clearance is endless, that’s because it is Continue reading

New security clearance bureau to get IT upgrades starting in 2017

The new bureau to handle security clearances, which is expected to launch Oct. 1, is looking for new technology systems and services across 12 functional areas to upgrade its current legacy IT. Continue reading

Senators ‘concerned’ with background check agency progress

Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) warned the Office of Personnel Management that timing and transparency are key to standing up the National Background Investigations Bureau, and OPM needs to deliver on both. Continue reading

Security clearances dip in 2015

About 4.25 million employees and contractors had clearances as of the end of fiscal 2015 — 265,523 less than the previous year, the ODNI report states. Those figures include everyone who was eligible to access classified information, whether or not they accessed it. Continue reading

Senate trying to undercut White House on DoD security clearances

The Senate version of a major defense bill wants DoD to take over its own security clearance process by the end of 2017 and to give a fast track security process to innovative companies. Continue reading