BRAC Impacting Security Clearance Processing
It seems BRAC (the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure) is impacting just about everything these days – and security clearance adjudication hasn’t escaped the hit. At the heart of the matter is personnel – with 10 Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facilities moving to a joint location at Fort Meade, Md., expect some growing pains.
Five CAFs are already located within a 3-mile radius of the Pentagon, and not far from their new facility at Fort Meade. The problem will come from the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) and the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) personnel transferring from Columbus, Ohio. Many personnel from those facilities won’t move to the Washington, D.C. area and the process for recruiting, hiring, training and certifying new personnel security specialists can be a lengthy one. As many as 80 percent of DISCO workers aren’t expected to make the move and with a competitive hiring environment in the Fort Meade area (we have hundreds of open positions around Fort Meade posted at ClearanceJobs.com) they face challenges in filling their open positions.
What you can expect is a longer than usual processing time for pending security clearances and additions to the adjudication backlog.
Read the full story here, and tell us if you’ve noticed delays with the adjudication process.