AP/J. Scott ApplewhiteNational Background Investigation Bureau Director Charlie Phalen testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee as lawmakers examine problems and practices of issuing security clearances to government employees, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

As NBIB shrinks the security clearance backlog, other personnel vetting agencies feel the pressure

The backlog of pending security clearances and other matters at the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) is down more than 25 percent from…

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