Posts Tagged: security clearance

6 Recommendations for Improving Security Clearance Management

Tim Clark, Government Executive, Charlie Allen, INSA, John Fitzpatrick, National Archives On the whole we’ve slain the dragon of taking months, if not years, to process clearances on the front end. Anecdotally there are still horror stories, but there’s no denying great strides have been made. From an average of 446 days to process initial… Read more »

What’s Next for Your Career

A post by Patra Frame, ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Specialist Are you trying to figure out your next career step? Many folks with higher level clearances just move into another job that requires the clearance because it’s easy. Those with lower-level clearances face more difficulties when they discover it does not automatically get them many opportunities. But… Read more »

DOD’s Personnel Security Clearance Program Timelines Improve

Yesterday the Government Accounting Office (GAO) announced that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Personnel Security Clearance Program has been removed from the GAO’s list of programs facing significant management challenges. DOD processes the majority of all government-wide security clearances. Clearance processing timelines improved with 90% of initial clearances complete within 49 days, against a target… Read more »

Security Clearances: How Long Do They Take?

There’s been a lot of improvement in case processing time over the past few years. Most of the improvement is directly related to the reduction in the backlog of cases. OPM currently has a combined federal and contractor investigative staff of about 8,500 personnel—about 6,500 of whom are field investigators. Ten years ago OPM and… Read more »

Clearances

I just set up a group on GovLoop called “Government Security Clearances” that I hope can generate interagency discussion about how we as a government grant and uphold clearances to protect sensitive information. Different agencies set different standards for information access and staff conduct and use different resources to conduct background investigations and look into… Read more »