“Initial investigation completion (fastest 90%) is 324 days for Top Secret and 131 days for Secret”
OK, but a clearancejobs article ( https://news.clearancejobs.com/2017/07/13/dod-clearance-processing-time-effects/ ) posted on July 13, 2017, on this subject said:
The processing time as of March 2017 for the fastest 90% of TS applications was 458 days and Secret/Confidential took on average 272 days for processing. (As reported by NBIB)
I think most people would agree that the differences between 324/458 and 131/272 is a rather large discrepancy. Even the larger numbers seem somewhat suspect based on anecdotal, but voluminous, data.
It is frustrating to be subject to an opaque system where nobody seems to be able to determine the current state of the system on which we rely. If we are already off by 100% or more on where we are currently (131 vs. 272 days for Secret/Confidential,) I doubt that any Lines of Effort initiative will do much to correct the issues and get us where we need to go.