Security clearances are granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed.
While non – U.S. citizens can work with technical information after approval from the Departments of Commerce or State, they could not be authorized to possess U.S. security clearances.
How long do intelligence community contractors have to wait for a clearance determination? The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently released the figures.
The Department of Energy is facing ongoing security clearance processing delays, according to the latest 2018 figures.
Top Secret clearance processing times for the first quarter of 2018 were 534 days for Top Secret security clearances, and 221 days for Secret and Confidential security clearances.
For any “system” to be effective, all phases of the process must be as thorough, comprehensive, and responsive as possible.
Change in the security clearance process is hard, and doesn’t come easy. Updating just one question on the security clearance application took nearly 10 years.
The ongoing national security crisis created by the backlog of national security background investigations continues to drive ill-conceived solutions that do little for security.
Because applicants aren’t given clear information about what their status is, it’s difficult to know if an investigation is languishing in investigation or adjudication.
The pain is real. But so is the progress. As we lament slow processing times and clearance backlogs, it’s worth looking back at where the government has pushed for progress and reform.
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