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Leadership, oversight help slash security clearance backlog

The longstanding delays and backlogs with personnel security clearances were effectively addressed by the Obama administration. Initial investigations now take an average of 44 days to complete compared to 189 days in 2005. Federal News Radio speaks with Evan Lesser, founder and managing director of as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Security clearances , security clearance reform , Evan Lesser , , In Depth , Obama Impact , Daniel Akaka ,

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:45am EDT

Agencies distrust OPM prices for conducting background checks

The costs reported by the Office of Personnel Management to conduct background investigations and security-clearance checks for federal agencies have skyrocketed in the past six years, according to a Feb. 28 Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday. But agency customers are growing dissatisfied with the lack of transparency surrounding price increases and are starting to looking elsewhere, GAO auditors said in the report.

Tags: Technology , management , GAO , OPM , Merton Miller , Security clearances

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:01pm EDT