Digital Privacy Advocates and Security Clearances
In an era of Wikileaks and open data advocates, is it time to revamp the Standard Form-86 security clearance questionnaire?
In an interview with the Federal Drive, ClearanceJobs founder and Managing Director Evan Lesser noted that perhaps its time to look at updating the questions asked in the clearance process.
“I think it’s pretty clear now that some new questions on the standard forms and in the investigations for clearance regarding use and misuse of technology systems, thoughts on openness of information on the Web, political leanings, and the applicant’s thoughts on privacy and secrecy, may need to be added or existing questions tweaked,” Lesser said.
Most investigators probably agree too many questions would be both a political and a practical nightmare – but if you could add or subtract from the current form, what would it be? What questions would help root out likely leakers, and which are burdening investigators without adding to national security?