House panel skeptical of DOD clearance plan

October 12, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Defense is preparing to roll up security clearance investigations in-house, as the civilian agency charged with background checks faces a large and growing backlog. At an Oct. 11 House hearing, members sought assurances from Director of Defense Intelligence Garry Reid that it wasn’t just a case of moving money and people around.

In 2016 Congress, frustrated by lengthy wait times and backlogs that have built up in the security clearance process, required DOD to investigate how it might take over background checks and security clearances for its own personnel.

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