OPM Issues Guidance for Personnel Vetting During COVID-19 Crisis
It isn’t just federal employees or contractors in the Pacific Northwest who are being instructed to telecommute. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has also urged agencies to ensure that federal employees are prepared to telework, and earlier this month it issued new preliminary guidance on how this should be
DCSA Releases New SF-85P for Public Trust Investigations
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) issued Federal Investigations Notice (FIN) 20-01 announcing the release of the revised Standard Form 85P used for Public Trust background investigations. The new form will ask applicants to provide more information in areas like foreign travel, criminal records and arrests, and credit history. Up to
Performance Accountability Council Touts 1st Quarter Accomplishments
The Security Clearance, Suitability, and Credentialing Performance Accountability Council (PAC) for the President’s Management Agenda rolled out accomplishments for the 1st quarter of FY 2020 regarding security clearance and background investigation processing and reduction of the backlog. Below is a summary of the progress for specific milestones: The Defense Counterintelligence
Top Issues for Security Clearances in 2019
The year has passed and with all of the changes in the background investigation and security clearance realm it seems apt to label 2019 as the year of clearance and investigation reform.