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.
A white paper pushing for continued security clearance process reform was recently published by the National Security Space Association (NSSA). Not to be confused with the National Security Agency, the NSSA is a newly formed group of government and private entities that represent the interests of U.S. defense and intelligence
There are some things just make you shake your head and wonder why? In the background investigation world, quite often it is the Department of State (DoS) who are involved in things that don’t quite pass the common sense test. Let me give you an example of a scenario I
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