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Lindy Kyzer

Management

OPM Cuts Security Clearance Backlog in Half, But Processing Delays Spell Trouble for Pentagon

The National Background Investigations Bureau is barreling through the backlog of clearance applications as the Defense Department prepares to take over the function in October.

Defense

Security Clearance Backlog Drops By Nearly 40%

Attention is shifting to processing times and rolling out continuous evaluation to the entire clearance population.

Management

Criminal Referrals for Leaks of Sensitive Government Information Have Surged

The number of criminal prosecutions for leakers only scratches the surface of those who disclose government secrets, however.

Management

If the Shutdown Derails Your Finances, It Could Affect Your Security Clearance

Don’t panic, but don’t go on a shopping spree either. Money issues cause more clearance denials and revocations than all other issues combined.

Management

The Staggering Numbers Behind the Security Clearance Backlog

There’s progress, but the fact remains that the number of investigations sitting before the National Background Investigations Bureau is overwhelming.

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The Government Can Access Your Credit Report, Even If You’ve Frozen It

Agencies requesting background investigations from the National Background Investigations Bureau no longer need to tell subjects to unfreeze their credit.

Management

The White House Can Revoke Anyone’s Security Clearance

President Trump is thinking about revoking the clearances of a host of former officials who have criticized his policies.

Management

You May Have to Wait 2 Years to Get That Security Clearance

The metrics fail to capture the real-world impact of the backlog, which includes careers put on hold and the loss of top talent, says Raytheon's Jane Chappell.

Management

The Office of Personnel Management Could Soon Lose One of Its Most Significant Functions

The White House is considering a major overhaul of the entire background investigation program, as well as other potential changes.

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State Department Relied on Bad Data for Considering Clearance Times, Cost

Officials can only loosely estimate the time it takes to process clearances, and they don’t track the costs.

Management

Legal Drug Use And Your Security Clearance

The Office of Personnel Management aims to clarify sensitive issues with its new application form.