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OPM to Consolidate Staff, Contractor Security Clearance Records

biometricsThe Office of Personnel and Management plans to merge several internal databases that contain information on federal workers and contractors who have access to the agency’s physical and digital assets, FCW reported Thursday.

Adam Mazmanian writes that the OPM also wants its employees to complete a security clearance investigation or obtain an interim grant before they access records in the consolidated database.

OPM intends to keep security background files on a protected local network or in a locked storage facility, according to FCW.

Mazmanian reports that OPM’s unified database would not include security data on employees and contractors working for other federal agencies.

A February interagency report proposed the use of automated tools and risk-based methods for managing security clearances across the government.

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