Security Managers an Under-Used Resource

Sean Bigley / Jul 19, 2018

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.

Security Clearance Processing Times Continue to Creep Upward

Lindy Kyzer / Jul 18, 2018

Just when we thought security clearance processing times couldn’t get any worse – they got worse.

Government Trade Groups Urge Reforms to Address Security Clearance Backlog

Caroline D'Agati / Jul 18, 2018

The security clearance process has the highest backlog in history. Industry trade groups are saying that’s not only bad for business—it’s a national security emergency.

If I Lose My Top-Secret Clearance, Will I Lose My Secret Clearance?

Sean Bigley / Jul 16, 2018

Unfortunately, a full field background investigation uncovers, through in-person interviews with references, what a largely automated prior background investigation will not.

Security Clearance Salaries Rose 7% Last Year

Lindy Kyzer / Jul 16, 2018

After several years of relatively flat salaries, government shutdowns and salary freezes, salaries for security-cleared workers are beginning to heat up.

6 Tips for the Improved Security Clearance Case Management System

Lindy Kyzer / Jul 11, 2018

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.

DISA Looks to Address Security Clearance Case Management Issues

Lindy Kyzer / Jul 10, 2018

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.

Two White House Policies Every Security Clearance Holder Should Know

Sean Bigley / Jul 9, 2018

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.