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Unfortunately, despite the numerous articles which outline why attention to detail on the SF-86 is so important, a number of initial security clearance requests continue to be rejected for reasons well within the applicant’s control.
No matter how you slice it, security managers are an indispensable yet under-utilized resource in many organizations. With a bit of foresight and thoughtful decision-making, that doesn’t have to be the situation.
If there were only one new system that could be implemented in the next five years to support the background investigations program, the first priority should be on the implementation of a modern, centralized case management system.
Security clearance reform efforts have largely focused on Continuous Evaluation (CE) and the role automation can play in security clearance background investigations. One issue that has remained largely unaddressed is the issue of case management.
Obscure executive orders may be just what the doctor ordered for curing insomnia; they certainly aren’t what anyone would consider pleasure reading. Nonetheless, Executive Orders 10865 and 12968 should be required reading for all security clearance holders.