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.
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.
Keep in mind, if you let your references know they’ll be contacted by a background investigator, it could be anywhere from a matter of a few days or weeks, to a year or more before they hear from someone.
The government has never been particularly great at meeting its clearance processing time timelines, but the data shows that in 2016, 2 percent of secret security clearances were processed according to the timeliness objectives.