Intelligence community will set security clearance data standards in 2019 to whittle backlog


The intelligence community needs a new game plan to quell a backlog of unprocessed security clearances, and officials think new data standards could help.

IC leaders want AI to be your coworker, not your replacement


Intelligence leaders want analysts to see AI as a "powerful sidecar," but its adoption is not without its hurdles.

New OPM background check agency will inherit huge backlog


​When the National Background Investigation Bureau — the agency the Obama administration created in the wake of the massive Office of Personnel Management cyber attack — stands up next month, it will inherit a backlog of more than 500,000 clearance investigations, a senior bureau official said.

Budget uncertainty plays havoc with intelligence planning, ODNI director says


The nation's top intelligence officer, James Clapper, says 30 major systems acquisitions are impacted by the congressional budget limbo.

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Commentary: OPM breach leaves threats hidden in plain sight


A 50-year veteran of the U.S. intelligence community, Charles Allen says the data breach at the Office of Personnel Management poses security risks unlike anything he's ever seen.