This contract will help establish a Department of Defense-led Personnel Vetting Transformation Office (PVTO), under direction of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Its objectives will be to transform and modernize personnel vetting and to transfer the background investigation mission from OPM to DoD.
A recently-released NBIB report highlighted that there has been progress on the backlog of personal security clearance investigations. However, a new Performance.gov report shows there is a still significant room for improvement.
Kelley’s conviction should have been entered into the FBI’s National Criminal Information Center database, one of three sources of information used in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It wasn’t.