The S2943 bill that would put DOD in charge of the BI process has passed the senate on June 14th, 2016.
It appears that this bill is going to pass and signs point to DOD taking over the OPM work by October 2017. That means contractors may no longer be used in the future...Of course it may also be difficult to get a federal job with DOD even if they are mass hiring because the federal govt. most always hire vets. I'm not going to hold my breath that I or really any of us would get hired by DOD unless we are vets because this is the customary way that the federal government hires its federal workforce. It's crazy and unfair to non vets because I have applied for OPM jobs with over 10 years of experience working BI's and they'll hire a vet or a person with former federal service every time over a qualified Investigator. I respect and love vets but lets hire the qualified candidate.
I'm going to start looking hard to get out of this industry because by Oct. 2017, I believe KGS and CACI are going to be a thing of the past unless DOD picks them up which if their past history is any indication they are going to federalize this BI function. For contractors and F/T employees like myself who has worked for USIS and KGS over the years, we always seem to be the odd man out!! This industry has become way too volatile to stay in this and to think I would ever have a long term future in this industry is beyond wishful thinking...it's a damn near impossibility.