Security Clearance Process

JSSRT Issues Clearance Reform Update

A article on the 17 Dec 08 Joint Security and Suitability Reform Team (JSSRT) report reviewed the progress made toward improving the clearance system and reducing turnaround time. Although most of the changes to the system are scheduled to be implemented during 2009; full implementation will not be achieved until September 2010. Some of the highlights of the plan include:

  • Reducing the types of initial investigations from 15 to 3.
  • Reducing the types of reinvestigations from 5 to 2.
  • Using eAdjudication on about 25% of all Secret clearances.
  • Revising the clearance application form.
  • Replacing periodic reinvestigations with Continuous Evaluation.
  • Training and certification of security clearance professionals.
  • Improving the method of measuring performance.