Inside the Pentagon - July 13, 2017

Lawmakers seek to let DOD take over security clearance investigations

July 12, 2017 |
Justin Doubleday
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Congressional defense committees are pushing to allow the Defense Department to take over background investigations for its security clearance applicants, as the backlog of open investigations at the Office of Personnel Management approaches 700,000 cases. The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill would require the Pentagon to prepare to take over security clearance investigations for its personnel and contractors no later than Oct. 1, 2020, according to a committee aide. Military personnel and DOD contractors hold...

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