CE's impact on BIs

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?

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Continuous Evaluation is derived from what is being called Trusted Workforce 2.0 which is revamping the entire personnel security vetting enterprise. If an individual is enrolled in CE, they will have to submit a new SF-86 every five years to determine if there is any adjudicative relative information to follow up on. If there is, or during that time there is a flag on the individual, agencies have the option of trying to resolve the issue themselves or requesting an RSI. A full blown PR is not required at this time. Flags are alerts that meet or exceed the EFI model thresholds currently in place and expected to remain once TW 2.0 becomes official.

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@BillyTouba

Has it been officially confirmed that DHS and Intel agencies will not be incorporating CE? I am not sure that has been confirmed yet.

CE will have a negative impact on the workload in my opinion and will decrease the overall workload by at least 35%.