Defense Digital Service leads acquisition of modern security clearance prototype
The Pentagon wants its SABER.
DISA transfers background check IT work to Defense Security Service
DISA will transfer the "authority, direction, and control" of its National Background Investigation Service to the Defense Security Service.
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.
Security clearances process added to GAO list of high-risk programs
A big backlog of background checks and problems with IT security are among the key reasons for the decision, GAO said.
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.
Clinton aides could face security hurdles, say lawyers
Some of Hillary Clinton’s most important aides like former deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin and senior policy advisor Jake Sullivan could be denied security clearances in the future given their role in communicating highly secret material over Clinton's insecure home-brew personal email account.