Tags security clearances

DOD names permanent head of new background check agency

by Jackson Barnett

The DOD has tapped William Lietzau to lead the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency as its first permanent director.

Delays in security clearances hit IT vendors in capital region the hardest, report says

by Joe Warminsky

The backlog of background checks — typically more than 200 days for most new hires who need a clearance — has ripple effects throughout the region, according to the Greater Washington Partnership.

Pentagon aims to expedite security clearance process with $75M award

by Dave Nyczepir

Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC won a $75 million other transaction agreement on May 14 to continue modernization of the federal security clearance process, in particular with machine learning and related technology. The Defense Security Service and Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the 24-month OTA, which covers improvements to National Background Investigation Services information technology. Perspecta