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Bill Henderson, President, FCAS

More than 5 million federal employees and contractors have security clearances. To keep track of them all, the government relies on periodic re-investigations and incident reports. But as the shootings at Fort Hood and the Navy Yard showed, the system doesn't catch all the red flags. In our special report Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees, Tom and Emily spoke with Bill Henderson on the Federal Drive. He's a former federal background-check investigator now president of Federal Clearance Assistance Services. He says the government is developing a better way to keep tabs on clearance holders.

Tags: FCAS , Federal Drive , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 04:59pm EDT

Feds fast-tracking new system for keeping tabs on cleared personnel

In Part 4 of the special report, Questioning Clearances, Federal News Radio examines the government's plan to use new technology to keep better tabs on cleared personnel on a near, real-time basis. But some experts wonder whether such a plan could be implemented successfully in the swift timelines sought by the government.

Tags: Oversight , Security clearances , Questioning Clearances , continuous evaluation , OMB , ODNI , DoD , Marcel Lettre , Beth Cobert , Evan Lesser , GAO , Brenda Farrell ,

Sunday - 05/18/2014, 08:44am EDT