In anticipation of several new policy directives in the coming months, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency is planning to dramatically ramp up continuous evaluation enrollment to 3.6 million in 2020, defense officials said.
Top officials at the National Background Investigations Bureau and the Pentagon’s Defense Security Service tried to ensure lawmakers that the transfer of the governmentwide security clearance portfolio will be as seamless as possible.
Stakeholders working in the security clearance community say they’re seeking clear, consistent leadership to drive major changes to the governmentwide process.
The Defense Department is strongly urging lawmakers to give it the authority to resume responsibility for its own security clearance process. Lawmakers, however, are skeptical.