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.
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.
The Defense Security Service is poised to take over control of Department of Defense background investigations – a job it held until 2005 when it turned over the program to the Office of Personnel Management.