GAO: 'No indications' government can readily address background investigations backlog

By Justin Doubleday / December 13, 2017 at 11:11 AM
The federal government is ill-prepared to reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 background investigations, as officials don't have the requisite plans for addressing the issue, according to the Government Accountability Office. The National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), established in October 2016 within the Office of Personnel Management, lacks a "comprehensive plan, with goals and milestones, to address the investigation backlog," according to a GAO report issued Dec. 12 . In September, the backlog of background investigations at NBIB was...

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