Security clearance adjudicators are trained to review background investigations, apply adjudicative guidelines and criteria, and make a decision as to whether granting an individual eligibility for a clearance is in compliance with the guidelines and in the interest of national security. New adjudicators undergo extensive on the job training with
Thursday evening, the Department of Defense released its rundown of government contracts valued at $7 Million or above. Infrequently are contracts directly related to the security clearance process – making this announcement all the more interesting. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Personnel Security Division will depend on ADC Ltd. NM for background
At the tail-end of a recent Security Clearance Podcast, we asked ClearanceJobs contributor and President of the Federal Clearance Assistance Service William Henderson what he sees behind the current low morale of background investigators. “For the longest time there has been a lot of pressure on investigators to complete cases,”
The real security clearance issue isn’t the backlog (which is upwards of 500,000 pending cases) – it’s the timeliness. That’s what the new director of the National Background Investigation Bureau argued during a talk at the recent Professional Service Council’s Vision Project. “The real relevant number is 40 or 80.