Northern Virginia Technology Council has released new data on the security clearance process ahead of an event with Sen. Mark Warner. Sen. Warner has proposed legislation that would ease the security clearance backlog.
A recent Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the security clearance process presented an excellent opportunity to shed some light on the future direction of the background investigations and security clearance program.
In the wake of two weeks of scrutiny of the White House security clearance process, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly issued a memo calling for the standardization of White House adjudication procedures.
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 Department of Defense is counting on Washington, D.C.’s short memory as it pushes through a plan to take over background investigations from the beleaguered National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB).