If you’re applying for a Department of Defense contractor security clearance, or up for reinvestigation, here’s a run down of the current timelines for the fastest 90 percent of applicants. Secret clearance processing times are largely the same (and still behind ideal timelines), but Top Secret investigation times increased by another 30 days in the first quarter of 2018, and are now at more than 530 days for the fastest 90 percent of applicants:
And of course we tend not to hear from those fastest 90 percent
Wait I just had a delayed reaction… they’re ADMITTING that it is taking over a year? For the fastest 90 percent? Wow. So all you folks coming up on the two year (730 days) mark, you’re not that much of an unusual case anymore.
Unfortunately, we don’t know why the ODNI stopped publishing the report in the first place, or if they will do so again! Legislation currently pending would provide more regular updates on the security clearance process and timelines, but until that is signed into law, everything is pretty ad hoc. I’ll keep you posted.
I don’t think that adjudication takes very much time at in most cases however, the file may sit for weeks or months waiting to be picked up by an adjudicator. It’s this down time that creates the long times but they continue to report the time it takes to actually adjudicate a file and they don’t count that time spent waiting.
have a question or two on understanding the time line thing,
My SF-86 went in to the tubes last year August, As of date everyone including me have been interviewed, past places of work, people that I know best, ectt… Just last week they called me to
inform me that I am now on a list to go take a polly when they are ready, So my question ( 1)
dose that mean that I passed all checks on paper SF-86, Am I correct they do not send you to the polly unless you checked out on the other stuff correct? now for the polly. now that i am on a call list, time line. is that several more months of waiting?
thank you for help me understanding this time thing
@WaitingGame do you know the exact dates when your investigation was sent to DoDCAF and when it was adjudicated? Trying to get a feel for what current processing times are like and if they are still close to that 20 day average they always report. I’m close to 40 days into adjudication already so starting to get a little concerned.