Diverse and Trusted: Understanding Bias in the Clearance Process

The security clearance is by nature intrusive – and dredges up a number of details that would never see the light of day in a traditional employment process. How can the government work to ensure greater equity and inclusion in light of the potential for bias inherent in personnel vetting? A recent report released by RAND looks into the potential for bias and inequity in the clearance process. Sina Beaghley, senior defense researcher and Jessica Welburn Paige, behavioral scientist with RAND discuss the report and simple steps the government can take to make the security clearance process more equitable for diverse applicants.

In the second half of the show Lindy Kyzer with ClearanceJobs and Sean Bigley, legal correspondent discuss what you should do if you have classified information that could come up in your security clearance application or investigation process.