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Trump Signs Bill Aiming to Bolster Accountability of Security Clearance Process

President Donald Trump has signed a bill aiming to streamline and boost accountability of the government’s security clearance process. The Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency, or SECRET, Act requires the Office of Personnel Management‘s National Background Investigations Bureau to report on security clearance investigation backlogs, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif. said Wednesday. The new …

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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Address Security Clearance Backlog

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that seeks to reduce the current backlog of more than 700,000 government security clearance applications, Nextgov reported Friday. The SECRET Act would mandate the National Background Investigations Bureau to report pending background investigations for executive branch personnel on a quarterly …

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NBIB to Test New Federal Employee Investigation System

The National Background Investigations Bureau plans to start testing a new security clearance system for federal employees in approximately six weeks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. NBIB Director Charles Phalen said at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Summit held in Washington that the bureau aims to deploy the E-application system in …

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Obama Administration Cites OPM’s National Background Investigations Bureau Among Security Clearance Reform Efforts

A report published on Performance.gov says the Obama administration implemented several measures in 2016 as part of efforts to update the security clearance process, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Nicole Ogrysko writes such measures include the Office of Personnel Management’s launch of the National Background Investigations Bureau and approval of the Enterprise Information …

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