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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 , continuous evaluation , OMB , ODNI , DoD , Marcel Lettre , Beth Cobert , Evan Lesser , GAO , Brenda Farrell , Bill Henderson

Sunday - 05/18/2014, 08:44am EDT
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Concerns over quality continue to plague OPM's background investigations

Ten years ago, the federal government was faced with a crisis in managing security clearances: costly delays and backlogs in performing background investigations. The Office of Personnel Management stepped in and tremendous progress clearing the backlog and meeting strict new timelines mandated by Congress. But some critics now worry too much focus has been put on speed in the process and not enough attention has been given to quality. In our special report, Questioning Clearances, Federal News Radio examines why efforts to measure the quality of background investigations have stalled.

Tags: OPM , security clearances , background investigations , Brenda Farrell , GAO , Merton Miller , DoD , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 02:00am EDT