National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) has the responsibility of conducting background investigations for over 100 Federal agencies – approximately 95 percent of the total background investigations government-wide.
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.
Not surprisingly, citizenship is a factor when obtaining a U.S. security clearance and being granted access to classified information. In the midst of the recent coverage of immigrant enlistees in the U.S. military being given the boot, is the question of if inability to obtain security clearance is a factor.
Major changes are coming to the security clearance process. A recent White House announcement proposes moving the entire background investigations function to the Department of Defense. What do we already know, and what do we need to find out?
Included in the sweeping federal government reforms announced by the White House today is the plan to overhaul the security clearance background investigation process, placing it under the control of the Department of Defense.