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DoD touts improved security clearance process

DoD has dramatically streamlined its personnel security clearance process over the past several years, reducing the average clearance time from 165 days in 2006 to the current 47 days, according to a Feb. 25 department Web posting.

DoD has dramatically streamlined its personnel security clearance process over the past several years, reducing the average clearance time from 165 days in 2006 to the current 47 days, according to a Feb. 25 department Web posting.

To streamline the clearance process, DoD said it worked with the Director of National Intelligence, the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management to change policies, introduce extensive information technology improvements, and eliminate a backlog of about 100,000 pending cases. Resulting improvements led to a 72 percent reduction in the time it takes to process an individual’s security clearance, DoD said.

“The substantive changes that we have made to our personnel security clearance process significantly enhance our safeguarding of classified materials and the quality of life of our servicemembers and civilian employees,” said Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn.

The improvements also led the Government Accountability Office to recently remove DoD’s personnel security clearance process from its “high risk list.”  Originally added to the list in 2005, deletion of the process marks the first time GAO has removed a DoD area from the list since its 1990 inception, the department said.

To see more, go to: www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=14294

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