Defense intel nominee eyes new timeliness goals for background investigations

By Justin Doubleday / August 6, 2020 at 2:12 PM
The nominee for a high-level Pentagon intelligence job said he believes the government could set new "timeliness goals" for completing background investigations, as the Defense Department shifts to a "continuous vetting" model for its cleared workforce. Bradley Hansell, the Trump administration's pick for deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence and security, appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee for his nomination hearing today. In response to advance policy questions posed prior to the hearing, Hansell wrote he would work...

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