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Background Investigations

The General Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report on the cost of “Background Investigations” (GAO-12-197) conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  The first sentence of the report declared: OPM’s reported costs to conduct background investigations increased by almost 79 percent, from about $602 million in fiscal year

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Security Clearance Process

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged with 17 counts of murder last week, after allegedly shooting Afghan civilians in their sleep in a massacre that has strained already troubled U.S. –Afghan relations. As analysts look to the cause and unpack the details one area that hasn’t escaped their

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Security Clearance Jobs

National Public Radio covered the defense industry again, this time focusing on the growing reliance of private contractors to fill intelligence roles at the "three…
Obtaining Security Clearance

It has been over a year (since May 2005) that a national news organization has come out to declare the security clearance backlog as a…
Obtaining Security Clearance

Really? What a shocker! The Government Accountibility Office came out with a recent report detailing how the security clearance process is taking too darn long. This…