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Report: Pentagon Cuts Clearance Reinvestigation Time, Cites Sequestration

SecurityLockThe Defense Security Service has reduced the amount of time it takes to request updated background checks on people holding security clearances from 90 days, Federal Times reports.

Jim McElhatton writes the agency will now accept requests for periodic reinvestigations 30 days prior to the anniversary of a person’s clearance investigation anniversary date.

DSS cited sequestration and other budget challenges as the reason for the move, McElhatton reports.

The Office of Personnel Management handles the majority of PRI checks for the Pentagon, according to the report.

PRI checks are intended to determine if security clearance holders are still fit to have them, Federal Times reports.

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