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The clearance jobs market in 2021

What will the clearance jobs market look like in 2021? Find out from Evan Lesser, founder and president of, as he joins Derrick Dortch…

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Agencies losing time, talent and money due to security clearance reciprocity challenges

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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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OMB details 14 cross-agency priority goals in unveiling new President’s Management Agenda

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As Obama admin winds down, OPM calls for future civil service reform

The Office of Personnel Management says it’s spent the past eight years working within the confines of current laws and regulations to modernize the federal…

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OPM lays groundwork for security clearance reform, as processing times grow longer

Federal employees and contractors waited hundreds of days in some cases for a security clearance in 2016, but the Office of Personnel Management spent…

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Periodic reinvestigation backlog more than doubled in 2015

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.

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