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Air Force Uses Continuous Evaluation to Maintain Secret Access Integrity Among Personnel; Alecia Davis Quoted


The U.S. Air Force uses a special assessment process to ensure the integrity of personnel with assignments that involve sensitive information. The Continuous Evaluation program randomly screens individuals who have access to secret or top secret information. The Continuous Evaluation program randomly screens individuals who have access to secret or top secret information. 

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DCSA Offers Update on Security Clearance Processing Times, Adjudications


The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has seen the number of security clearance investigations rise to approximately 205,000, but the figure is still within DCSA’s “steady state” target of between 200,000 and 225,000 in active investigations. “The inventory has slightly increased over the past few weeks, mostly due to the COVID-related impacts,” Heather Green, director of DCSA’s Vetting Risk Operations Center. 

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Terry Carpenter: NBIS Uses AI, Digital Tools to Accelerate Security Clearance Process

Terry Carpenter, program executive officer for the National Background Investigation Service, said the agency has adopted artificial intelligence and digital tools to collect and sort information on candidates to speed up the security clearance process as part of the Trusted Workforce 2.0 framework, Nextgov reported Thursday. “We have a complete list of how the algorithm got to the recommendation. We can click on any piece of data in that decision-making chain and see it. And that gets packaged up as part of the supporting evidence for why decisions were made,” Carpenter said Thursday at the Government Analytics Breakfast Forum.

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GAO: ODNI Should Develop Policy, Implementation Plan for Continuous Evaluation of Clearance Holders

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create a formal policy and implementation plan for the continuous evaluation of clearance holders and employees in sensitive positions across the executive branch. GAO said Tuesday ODNI has taken steps to implement continuous evaluation but the agency has …

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FAS: DoD Clearance Holders Drop 20% Since 2013

The Defense Department reduced its number of security clearance holders by 900,000 from fiscal year 2013 through the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 in an effort to address potential insider threats, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. Steven Aftergood wrote in a FAS blog post that there are approximately 3.7 million employees and …

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Bill Evanina Updates House Panel on ODNI’s Security Clearance Reform Efforts

Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has provided lawmakers an update on the efforts of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s NCSC to introduce reforms to the security clearance investigation process. Evanina said in written testimony Thursday before the House Oversight Committee that NCSC has partnered with …

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Beth Cobert: Performance Accountability Council Recommends Clearance Process Changes

Beth Cobert from the Office of Management and Budget has detailed the Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council’s recommendations on how to modify clearance process for federal employees and contractors. Cobert, chair of the interagency council and OMB deputy director for management, writes in a post published Tuesday that PAC’s 120-Day Suitability and Security Report focused on …

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