Did Teleworking Speed Up the Security Clearance Process?
Last week during the Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting, OPM Director John Berry credited the approx. 5,000 investigators who worked from home in reducing the average time needed for a security clearance investigation from a year in ’01 to 37 days.
The Department of Defense (DoD) had the greatest number (16,871) of employees teleworking. Although cybersecurity concerns may undermine the ability of many defense employees to work at home. However, as noted a few months ago, the DoD will test a program aimed to set up a secure telework site in the D.C. metro area for federal employees who need to access classified networks.