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Federal Agency to Use AI to Improve Security Clearance Process

The National Background Investigation Service plans to launch its first artificial intelligence algorithm to accelerate review of federal security clearances, FedScoop reported Monday. The current clearance application requires paperwork, interviews with applicants’ friends and family members and an evidence package for assessment.

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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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Defense Security Service to Oversee DISA’s National Background Investigation Service

A Pentagon memorandum directs the director of the Defense Security Service to assume responsibility for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s National Background Investigation Service to build up the Department of Defense’s personnel vetting process. DISA said on Thursday that 2019 Wash100 Award winner David Norquist, who serves as deputy secretary at DoD, issued the Jan. 28 memo on the realignment with the provisions of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

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