DOD names permanent head of new background check agency
The DOD has tapped William Lietzau to lead the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency as its first permanent director.
Delays in security clearances hit IT vendors in capital region the hardest, report says
The backlog of background checks — typically more than 200 days for most new hires who need a clearance — has ripple effects throughout the region, according to the Greater Washington Partnership.
Security clearances, public-private rotations are prominent in House intelligence bill
A notorious backlog would get some tech solutions, and the intelligence community would have more flexibility with its workforce under the House-passed intelligence authorization bill.
New DOD agency for background investigations gets an acting director
The Defense Security Service has changed its name to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency and has assumed all federal background investigations.
Pentagon aims to expedite security clearance process with $75M award
Perspecta Enterprise Solutions will create a scalable security enterprise architecture and data services prototype for the National Background Investigation Service.
Trump commits to transferring entire security clearance process to Pentagon
An executive order is the latest step in the White House's efforts to marginalize the Office of Personnel Management ahead of its desired closure.