On 30 June 2008 President Bush issued Executive Order 13467 (Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information).
Some may view E.O. 13467 as just another well-intentioned but mundane bureaucratic pronouncement that enables but fails to command much needed change. It has the potential of being the most significant executive order regarding the federal government’s personnel security program in over a decade. Much will depend on the extent to which the Director of National Intelligence uses the broad new authority granted to him to create a logical monolithic process out of the current morass of incongruent policies and practices.
For highlights and possible implications of the new executive order, see the article, A Review of Executive Order 13467.