DNI Announces Development of New Clearance Process
In testimony before congress in September the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Mike McConnell, announced that:
We haveÂ (in conjunction with DoD) designed a transformed clearance process and developed a plan to assess the validity of this process. The comprehensive reform of the security clearance process remains our ultimate goal in order to deliver high-assurance security clearances, fairly, efficiently, and at the lowest possible cost. The new process will be based upon end-to-end automation, new sources of data, analytical research, and best practices.
Initial indications are that they will have a demonstration project completed by June 2008 with plans and schedules for implementing an improved process by December 2008. Is this the start of a real change in the security clearance process, or more “govspeak”?