"The legislators are asking GAO to look at everything from the timeliness for investigations by DSS from 1998 through 2016, including for top secret periodic reinvestigations, National Agency Checks with Law and Credit (NACLC) checks for secret level employees and a breakdown of year by year staffing levels for DSS, including government and contractor, to support the workload, to comparing the investigator’s handbook in 2005 to 2016’s version.
Another interesting part of the request is McCaskill and Tester want GAO to review high visibility investigations conducted by OPM for Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Maj. Nidal Hassan and Aaron Alexis and whether using DoD/DSS investigative policies and procedures would’ve made any difference."
Uhm, yeah. Hopefully it does not take one long to see how ridiculously bloated (proverbial "red tape") the whole stupid process has gotten and glad to see somebody finally asking the right question about how effective the process really is! Frankly, it's gotten too dang judgmental up front. What happened to "innocent until PROVEN guilty?" Bring back THRESHOLDS for Christ sake! There is no need to keep going down short baseless rabbit holes all the time for stupid little things that have no place in an investigation, that should be focused on looking for the larger picture when there is reason to believe it needs to be done... and NOT making every stupid little thing in a persons background a quote "issue!" Look for REAL "issues!"