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Deloitte to Support DoD Personnel Vetting, Background Investigation Transfer from OPM – DoD Daily Contracts

Caroline D'Agati / Sep 28, 2018

This contract will help establish a Department of Defense-led Personnel Vetting Transformation Office (PVTO), under direction of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Its objectives will be to transform and modernize personnel vetting and to transfer the background investigation mission from OPM to DoD.

What Are the Latest Clearance Processing Times Across the Government?

Peter Suciu / Sep 28, 2018

A recently-released NBIB report highlighted that there has been progress on the backlog of personal security clearance investigations. However, a new report shows there is a still significant room for improvement.

Security Clearance Q&A for Veterans: Bitcoin, Finances, and Military Service

Lindy Kyzer / Sep 25, 2018

Are you a cryptocurrency buff? Have a spouse who swipes their credit card like it’s going out of style? Unsure of your clearance status post-military? Here are some answers to ClearanceJobs’ most common questions from veterans.

5 Things Every Vet Should Know about Security Clearances

Lindy Kyzer / Sep 20, 2018

In today’s tight candidate’s market, possessing a security clearance may be one of the greatest assets you bring to your job search. Unfortunately, many veterans allow their terminal leave to pass without understanding the valuable credential a security clearance should be.

Illicit “Massages” a Leading Cause of Security Clearance Problems

Sean Bigley / Sep 16, 2018

Serving as a government contractor can sometimes be stressful. To relieve that stress, some turn to massage, and that is where things get, well…touchy.

DIA to Partner with ADC Ltd. NM for SCI Clearance Background Investigations – DoD Daily Contracts

Caroline D'Agati / Sep 13, 2018

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Personnel Security Division will depend on ADC Ltd. NM for background investigations support services. This will assist in their mission to make sensitive compartmented information (SCI) clearance eligibility determinations.

Trust, the New York Times Op-Ed, and Security Clearance Reinvestigation

Christopher Burgess / Sep 11, 2018

The author(s) of the New York Times Op-Ed have a secret. They may not have committed a crime, but can they be considered trustworthy in the context of national security?

Are Complaints about Customs and Border Patrol’s Polygraph Program Unfounded?

Jeffrey Bennett / Sep 4, 2018

An audit was recently completed and its findings published to determine whether complaints about the Customs and Border Patrol’s polygraph examination could be substantiated. The results are interesting.