Security agency aims to speed up background investigations as backlog drops

By Justin Doubleday / November 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has continued to put a dent in the background investigations backlog, as the case inventory is nearing the point at which federal officials believe they should start to achieve "timeliness" goals for completing investigations. As of Nov. 18, DCSA had 267,000 cases in its inventory, according to acting DCSA Director Charlie Phalen. Federal investigators have dramatically reduced the backlog since the spring of 2018 when it peaked at 725,000 cases. Since then, the background...

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