Security Clearance Jobs Forum discussing cleared job opportunities in defense, SF86/eQIP help, and clearance reform.
Apr
26
Marko Hakamaa
Clearance Reforms Behind Schedule
Cleared News
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The FY 2016 1st Quarter report on Insider Threat and Security Clearance Reform generated by ODNI shows that the timelines for several initiatives were not met. The Performance Accountability Council (PAC) is responsible for oversight and implementation of the proposed reforms and is the lead in unifying and standardizing the Federal Government’s efforts. Some of the initiatives currently in progress are: developing insider threat programs; updating continuous evaluation processes; coordination with Federal, State, and Tribal entities in sharing information; quality control and oversight of investigations and adjudications; and improving risk management tools regarding position designation and investigations. Here are some of the areas where ODNI milestones were missed:

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Apr
12
Marko Hakamaa
Interim Clearances for Industry
Getting/Updating a Clearance
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Contractors who apply for jobs that require a security clearance and don’t already have one may be eligible for an interim clearance while the background investigation is in progress. Depending on the agency for whom the work is being done, interim clearances can be granted at both the Secret and Top Secret level. Here is how it works:

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Apr
5
Marko Hakamaa
OPM Investigation Billing Rates are a Mystery
investigations
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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the latest notice for their billing rates for background investigations aligned with the newly implemented 5 Tier background investigation system they incorporated late last year. How they come up with the rates for each type of investigation is a mystery and requires hiring a CPA to decipher.  Here is an example of what they now charge for some of their products:

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