About a year ago, DSS said that the five-year periodic update requirement for contractors would be temporarily extended to six years:
Effective immediately, DSS will submit Tier 5 Periodic Reinvestigations (PRs) for industry personnel six years after the date of the previous investigation rather than at the five-year mark to the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) of the Office of Personnel Management. This change in periodicity will be reevaluated prior to December 31, 2017. (originally posted on 1/6/2017)
Does this also apply to government personnel?
Also, I did not see anything on the DSS PSMO-I website about any reevaluation of the new policy.