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New vetting guidelines set to advance security clearance reform ideas

The Biden administration is carrying the “Trusted Workforce 2.0” vetting reform effort forward.

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

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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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The impact of the security clearance backlog

How bad is the security clearance backlog and what can be done to improve it? Find out when Evan Lesser, founder and president of, joins…

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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 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.

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