Government nearing security clearance timelines, while ramping up continuous monitoring to 2.2M people

By Justin Doubleday / July 17, 2020 at 5:00 AM
The federal government is close to averaging the standard time for completing background investigations for the first time in years, while the Defense Department continues to ramp up its "continuous evaluation" program, which now monitors 2.2 million security clearance holders. The latest background investigations data was presented by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency during a July 15 meeting of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee. As of July 6, the fastest 90% of secret-level background investigations took...

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