Among all the security clearance reform initiatives over the last five years was an effort by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) to modernize the way the government vetted applicants for security clearances andpositions of public trust. One specific area he wanted to focus on was expediting the reciprocity process for those
When you think of the types of jobs the Department of Justice (DOJ) has, most likely you are thinking of lawyers, accountants, judges, clerks, etc., and not all of these positions require a security clearance. In actuality, this is but the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of other
On March 15, 2021 the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) rolled out their new Defense Information System for Security (DISS) to replace the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). DISS is made up of the three sub-systems below: Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS) performs electronic and human adjudication functions, automating record-keeping for security
The Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DSS) is the division that processes and conducts all background investigations for DoS employees and contractors working for DoS. They are one of the few agencies that handle their own investigations in lieu of using the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.