The defense and intelligence communities are pivoting from the term “continuous evaluation” to a concept of “continuous vetting,” which the Defense Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence said will shift the way they monitor and establish trust with federal employees and contractors.
Progress with the security clearance inventory has put pressure on the Defense Department’s Consolidated Adjudications Facility, which is realigning resources and personnel to work through its own backlog.
The Defense Department has officially assumed responsibility for the governmentwide security clearance portfolio and has named new leadership to oversee the coming transfer.
A healthy inventory of pending security clearances is at last within reach, as the National Background Investigations Bureau prepares to transfer its resources, employees and authorities to the Defense Department by Oct. 1.
The Trump administration has announced more details behind its proposed reorganization of the Office of Personnel Management, a week before the plan is scheduled to receive more intense congressional scrutiny before the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee.
The National Background Investigations Bureau is working out the details of the upcoming transfer of the governmentwide security clearance portfolio, and the people, resources and IT that come with it, to the Defense Department.
Industry says the President’s recent security clearance transfer brings promise for long-awaited modernization to the entire personnel vetting process.
After months of promises that the move was imminent, President Donald Trump has made the transfer of the governmentwide security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon official.
The costs of conducting a security clearance in fiscal 2020 will remain consistent at 2019 levels, even as the Defense Department prepares to assume responsibility for background investigations across most of government.
The backlog of pending security clearances and other matters at the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) is down more than 25 percent from its record-high nearly a year ago. The backlog today stands at 541,000 investigations, NBIB Director Charlie Phalen said.