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OMB sees 2022 as ‘most significant year’ for security clearance reform

After digging out of a massive backlog of background investigations, agencies are walking a tightrope to modernize a decades-old process.

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Trusted Workforce and federal background checks initiatives have a reliable home — now what?

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While the security clearance process is improving, adjudications could use some attention

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)Capt. Thomas Beltz, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, closes in to refuel with a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J..

How the Air Force made a dent in its 79,000 security clearance backlog

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Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence

Common suitability, security clearance standards are coming within a year, ODNI says

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Whistleblower protections & more

Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss whistle blower protections…

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The clearance job market in 2018

What is the state of the clearance jobs market in 2018? Find out when Evan Lesser, founder and president of, joins host Derrick Dortch…

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Lance Armstrong ordered to pay Postal Service $5 million

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Justice Department settles a lawsuit that alleges Armstrong violated sponsorship agreements his cycling team had with USPS.

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