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.
The 2017 revisions to the national adjudicative guidelines for security clearances establish a government-wide ban on using polygraph “technical calls” to deny or revoke a security clearance in the absence of “adjudicatively significant information.”