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Credit for that question goes to Evan Lesser, managing director of ClearanceJobs, who noted that the impact of the breaches will likely be felt for decades to come. There’s no taking back information once exposed.
But Don Kettl, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, added another layer to the query.
“Underlying these questions is how OPM will manage the contractors it uses in the security clearance process, and how responsibility for clearances will be managed throughout the federal government. The Pentagon has made no secret of its unhappiness with OPM’s management of the clearance and data security issues,” he said.
Indeed, an interagency task force has reviewed the clearance process for the White House. It has not made details public yet.
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