Security Clearances

How Sending Security Clearance Checks to Defense Will Affect the Workforce

Personnel transfers will begin by June 24, but the details aren't all hammered out yet.

It’s Official: Trump Shifts All Security Clearance Work to Pentagon

An executive order renames the Defense Security Service and sets a timeline for the office to take over background investigations for the entire federal community.

Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Evaluate 1.1 Million Security Clearance Holders

While artificial intelligence is key to the future of background investigations, it will always be up to humans to make clearance decisions, an official assured.

The U.S. Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring

A new AI-enabled pilot project aims to sense “micro changes” in the behavior of people with top-secret clearances. If it works, it could be the future of corporate HR.

Lawmakers Want to Protect Security Clearances from Politics

A bill introduced in the Senate would prevent federal leaders from revoking clearances as “retaliation for political activities.”

Background Investigations Tech Team Reassigned from DISA to Defense Security Service

By mid-summer, the National Background Investigations Service technical team will be under a new office as part of major shifts in the security clearance process.

GAO Flags VA Buying, Security Clearance Process as High Risk

“We keep finding the same problems over and over,” GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro told lawmakers.

The Security Clearance Process Is About to Get Its Biggest Overhaul in 50 Years

Intelligence and human capital officials are about to make the rounds to show off Trusted Workforce 2.0, a framework to completely change how the government makes security clearance determinations.

Lawmakers Are Taking Another Crack At Security Clearance Reform

And they’re demanding answers about Facebook’s missteps and the shutdown’s impact on cybersecurity.

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Work on Security Clearance Backlog Continues Through Shutdown

While OPM is closed, the National Background Investigations Bureau continues to chip away at its 600,000-case backlog.

Shutdown Consequences: Could a Drop in Credit Score Lead to Loss of Security Clearance?

Financial experts say not to worry, but at least one lawmaker wants assurances from the White House.

Pentagon to Connect Experimental Background Check App To Other Systems By Year’s End

The Defense Department is testing its nascent app on 1,000 security clearance applicants ahead of an October deadline to take over all investigations work.

Pentagon to Take Over All Security Clearances in Nine Months, Officials Say

The move will mean absorbing the National Background Investigations Bureau and its 2,000 employees.

Senate Bill Would Force Security Clearance Reforms

It also would require the director of National Intelligence to rethink the SF-86 form and process.

Machine Learning Could Help Chip Away at the Security Clearance Backlog

Augmenting human investigators is a better option than doing reinvestigations less frequently.