DoD to Continuously Scour Open-Source Data on Clearance Holders

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As another part of the shift from decades old practices of reinvestigating security clearance holders every 5 or 10 years, the DoD will focus on beefing up IT systems and resources that will continuously scour open-source data for information that may indicate problems. New applicants still have to go through the investigation process, but once…

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Good article…makes sense. Scouring every database known to man. CE is probably the only practical answer going forward. There aren’t enough investigators and adjudicators to do the job for the estimated cleared population (4 million?)…not to mention the already backlogged number of cases (750,000).

I’m not convinced that this will result in a reduction of manpower or backlog . . .


Does this mean the end of reinvestigations for Investigators?

If so, once this backlog is down, they’ll be laying a bunch of people off because there will be way too many investigators to only conduct T5’s, T4’s and T3’s. The T5R will no longer exist?

Continuous Evaluation is designed to supplement but not replace periodic investigations. The schedule for re-investigations is mandated through 5 CFR 731 so unless it’s changed, they will continue.