DoD’s new clearance administration will use a continuous evaluation system that will routinely check court proceedings, bank and credit bureau records, and other open-source data to look for signs that a current clearance holder may be a security risk.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency responsible for financial consumer protection, issued new guidance warning of the career implications on service members who may be subject to continuous evaluation as the Department of Defense looks to take over and automate the reinvestigation program.
It does not matter how much time the government takes to work through the implementation for Continuous Evaluation, the final solution will never identify 100% of the possible issues that might arise between investigations.
Continuous Evaluation is meant to be a key component in helping fill information gaps associated with the time between periodic reinvestigations (PRs). Do current delays have a real impact to our national security? You decide.