Perspecta Rumor

Heard today that Perspecta may be closing the OPM/NBIB Program soon? Is there any truth to this? Perhaps the Perspecta “powers that be” that peruse the website can confirm or deny if these rumors are true…

I hate to throw out rumors but I called the GDIT rumor a few weeks ago when they were not being renewed on the OPM/NBIB contract which nobody gave me credit for…I only received some snide remarks.

This is big news for the industry if this is true. And I am wondering if this whole thing is going to be federalized anyways which means no middle man anymore…no Perspecta, CACI, or SCIS. DCSA could very well go back to the old business model of only having federal agents doing the B.I’s. This was DOD’s business model in the past (pre-2005) when they turned over the federal background investigations to OPM. I think that’s a couple or more years down the road but that’s my feeling and insight into what I believe will happen.

I haven’t heard anything about Perspecta closing anything, then again I’m at the bottom of the rung so I would be the last to know

Considering Perspecta has (had?) the lion’s share of the work, that would be earth shattering. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised, the Earth seems to have tilted on its axis lately, LOL.

I don’t see this being credible. They are actively hiring and have spent years building up the NBIB side of the business and resources. They are one of the leaders in this industry.

Gdit was actively hiring

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The old DIS/DSS used very few contract investigators but OPM had been using them for a long time. Also the various IC agencies who run their own BI’s use a lot of contractors. It takes an incredibly long time for federal agencies to get approval to hire new staff so even if that is their plan, it won’t happen quickly.

The contractors have learned the ins and outs of doing business with OPM, now they have to deal with a new crew. Maybe not new people but new DoD regulations, and who knows, maybe all those contracts folks (the acquisition/procurement/contracts staff) from OPM are thinking this is a great time to rework how they do things.


@sbusquirrel, see I was always under the impression that when it came to IC agencies, like NSA for example; they did their own investigations… from beginning to end.

Lately, I’m hearing the same as what’ve you just mentioned.

Yes that is what I understand… but they hire contractors directly, mostly retired investigators I think. Not sure which contract companies they use but I dont think its the same ones as OPM/DSCA. I heard of one a long time ago I think it was called MSM… probably been bought and sold a dozen times since then.

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@sbusquirrel… yet another piece of the puzzle falls into place… lol.

The other agencies normally use the same NBIB contractors – with some exception. There are also some federal background investigators (or were) for some of those agencies.

I had CBP/ICE/ and OPM credentials when I was a contractor – back then I had to be careful which creds I pulled out. This is the only fun part of being a BI contractor – working the different contracts.

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