Why it can be a challenge to move highly cleared people around

The security clearance process often poses a challenge for both government and industry when they want to move people around and bring new personnel onboard. That’s especially true for the highest levels of clearance, where polygraph requirements and other inconsistent policies can bog things down for weeks and months. To break down the issue, I spoke with Larry Hanauer, the vice president for policy at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and Greg Torres, the director of personnel security at Booz Allen Hamilton, about INSA’s new paper, “Improving Security Clearance Mobility: How to Save Time and Resources and Enhance Mission Outcomes.”