Evan Lesser, founder and president of ClearanceJobs.com, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss the security clearance backlog and how it is impacting the government workforce. January 19, 2018
As the Defense Department begins preparations in 2018 to process nearly 80 percent of all federal security clearances, the Government Accountability Office paints a messy picture of the governmentwide effort to improve quality and timeliness for background investigations.
How bad is the security clearance backlog and what can be done to improve it? Find out when Evan Lesser, founder and president of ClearanceJobs.com, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access. December 29, 2017
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.
The Defense Department has been exploring how it might transfer security clearances for DoD personnel from the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to the Defense Security Services (DSS).
What can be done to improve and speed up the process for granting security clearances to federal workers and contractors? Find out when Evan Lesser, president of ClearanceJobs.com, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week's Fed Access. September 15, 2017
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will consider a series of bills this week that could impact the federal workforce. Among them is legislation that would give participants more options to withdraw investments from the Thrift Savings Plan.
What is the state of the clearance job market in 2017? Find out this week on Fed Access when host Derrick Dortch speaks with Evan Lesser, president of ClearanceJobs.com. April 21, 2017
Wave after wave of reform of the security clearance backlog system has crashed on bureaucratic rocks. Now government agencies and companies with a need for cleared people are awaiting the launch of the National Background Investigation Bureau. David Berteau, CEO of the Professional Services Council, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his take on NBIB.
Federal employees and contractors waited hundreds of days in some cases for a security clearance in 2016, but the Office of Personnel Management spent much of the year putting the policy pieces in place for improvement. Key stakeholders in the Performance Accountability Council developed an IT plan for the new background investigation system and issued business rules for adjudicating some cases.
President-elect Donald Trump's suggested hiring freeze on the federal workforce could have major implications for federal contractors. With possible plans to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition and retirements, some contractors say industry may have to shoulder more of the workload, since the capability requirements won't change even as government shrinks.
A majority of federal recruiters, contractors and agencies say they've using signing bonuses as an incentive to attract new, qualified candidates with security clearances to beat out a competitive market, according to a new survey from ClearanceJobs.com.
The investigations process is to blame for higher security clearance processing times at the beginning of 2016 and end of 2015. Challenges with culture, resources and legal questions are also pushing agencies farther and farther off schedule in standing up their own insider threat programs.
A successful transition to the administration's new federal security clearance program will take the right technology, timing and leadership, former federal intelligence community experts said.