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New DCSA director sees a data-driven future for security clearances and more

David Cattler, a longtime intelligence official, sees a range of both near- and long-term priorities in his new role as director at DCSA.

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Biden proposes 2% federal pay raise in 2025 budget request

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Spy agency leaders aim to change workforce perceptions about well-being, mental health

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Report pushes agencies to focus on ‘candidate experience’ during security clearance process

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Congress, Biden administration continue push to reduce security clearance timeline

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Confusion over weed policies may be blunting new recruits for intelligence agencies

Many young people are confused about whether past marijuana use prevents them from getting a security clearance. And others say they wouldn’t stop using…

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‘This would be wild’: Officials lay out ambitious goals for federal employee vetting

The new goals for positions requiring a security clearance or a public trust determination would drastically cut down the time it takes to onboard individuals.

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DCSA cuts background investigation rates again

DCSA is reducing rates by 18% in fiscal 2024, amid the governmentwide shift to continuous vetting.

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