The Defense Security Service’s Personnel Security Management and Oversight-Industry (PSMO-I) is responsible for processing contractor security clearances for industry and overseeing continuous evaluation and insider threat programs on behalf of Department of Defense (DoD) and 32 other Federal agencies who participate in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). In their latest publication of program accomplishments and future transition efforts they outlined their Fiscal Year 2017 clearance processing and continuous evaluation program statistics.

FY17 Clearance Statistics

814,000 – National Industrial Security Program (NISP) contractors with clearance eligibility

743,000 – NISP contractors with access to classified information

152,453 – Requests for investigation for security clearances processed

91,967 – Interim security clearance determinations made

10,230 – Adverse information reports triaged

56 – Interim Clearance suspensions in process (actual suspensions, not LOJs)

100,000 – Knowledge Center calls answered, providing on-the-spot personnel security clearance issue resolution

Continuous Evaluation (CE) Program

1,115,384 – Subjects enrolled in CE

293,255 – Industry

822,129 – Military Services/4th Estate

 CE Alert Reasons

31.7% – Financial Considerations

31.5% – Drug Involvement

27.3%  – Criminal Conduct

8.3%  – Alcohol Consumption

1.0%  – Sexual Behavior

0.3%  – Personal Conduct

51 – Eligibilities Revoked (May 2016 to December 2017)

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Marko Hakamaa served in various military police positions with the United States Army worldwide for 22 years before retiring in 2006 as a Master Sergeant. Afterwards, he transitioned into the civilian workforce as a contractor background investigator for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before entering civil service as a Security Specialist in 2009.