Security Clearance Backlog Ending – Do You Agree?
This new article details that the end of the federal governmentâ€™s security clearance logjam is finally in sight, according toÂ the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Kathy Dillaman, associate director for OPMâ€™s Federal Investigative Services, said that 80 percent of OPMâ€™s initial investigations of applicants are being finished in less than 70 days. Thatâ€™s down from 80 percent in 121 days in fiscal 2006, and on its way to reaching the congressionally mandated goal of finishing 90 percent in 40 days or less.
Hmmm… Guess the OPM hasn’t read the posts on this blog recently. Later on in the article, a number of lawmakers accuse OPM of sugarcoating the numbers. The report doesn’t really detail what OPM has been doing to make these radical changes.
What do you think? Based on your experience, has the security clearance backlog lessened?