What do you all think about CE? Some BIs think it will be gone or reduced to a scoping aid within a year, some think it will actually increase the amount of cases, and some think it will take our jobs.
Personally, I think a lot of people misunderstand CE. Correct me if I’m wrong, but we’ll still have to conduct reinvestigations for flagged cases. And DCSA hasn’t released the triggering criteria; although I’d bet out of the financial, foreign, and employment flags alone we’d still be conducting over half of the reinvestigations out there. Not to mention DCSA may expand upon the current criteria and remove the temporary investigative standards introduced in 2018 once the backlog is cleaned up. Second, we’re still conducting initial investigations. And last, how would AI pick up on unlisted information, subtle discrepancies, foreign contacts, etc. I cant tell you how many times questioning a Subject in person has disclosed adverse info they were obviously hiding. As you all know, the human element is big here - and even ICE/CBP and the Intel contracts said no to CE for the same reason.
Anyway, how do you all feel about it?