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GAO adds security clearance process to 'high-risk list'

January 25, 2018 at 11:17 AM
The Government Accountability Office has added the personnel security clearance process to its "high-risk list," aiming to draw increased lawmaker scrutiny to the background investigations backlog as the Defense Department prepares to take over investigations for its own personnel. In a Jan. 25 release , GAO announced the security clearance process was added to the high-risk list ahead of a regularly scheduled 2019 update because U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro determined "it was important to call attention to the challenges...

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