This week the Department of Justice filed a new complaint against security clearance investigation firm USIS. The filing accuses the company of filing incomplete investigations approximately 40 percent of the time, at least 665,000 cases. USIS has been under fire in recent months, as congress steps up efforts to reform the security clearance process and improve security clearance background checks....read more
In the wake of Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis, Congress is in a push to reform the security clearance process. Where congressional testimony in years past focused on the need to speed up the clearance process and make it easier for cleared personnel to get to work on classified projects, today’s push centers around increased scrutiny and more oversight....read more
The top 10 articles of 2013 on ClearanceJobs.com offer a glimpse at the year’s newsworthy security clearance trends and popular questions. Popular trends included security clearance policy changes, job seeker relocation and questions about the details of getting and keeping a security clearance. If we were to update the list to reflect the trends that most affected those on the other side of the process (investigators and adjudicators) – what would you include?
1. WHAT IS A PUBLIC TRUST CLEARANCE?
The latest step in the wave of security clearance reform is a renewed effort to apply ‘continuous monitoring’ to security-cleared professionals. The 2014 Intelligence Authorization Bill included a provision for ‘continuous evaluation’ – a requirement for agencies to evaluate public records such as credit histories and criminal backgrounds. Such electronic records would reveal information that would otherwise only appear in a periodic reinvestigation or as the result of a cleared professional self-reporting an issue....read more