GAO raises concerns about background investigations transfer to DOD

April 11, 2019 at 3:11 PM
The Government Accountability Office is raising concerns about the Pentagon lacking a detailed plan for taking over the federal background investigations mission later this year, as the Defense Department seeks a big budget boost for the organization assuming the responsibility. The government-wide personnel security clearance process is highlighted in a March 28 letter from Comptroller General Gene Dodaro to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on “open priority recommendations” for DOD. Earlier this year, GAO formally added the security clearance process...

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