State Department Fudged Clearance Timeliness Reporting

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The Department of State (DS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released their findings on DS security clearance processes and discovered that agency officials used blanket estimates in reporting timeliness data to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) instead of the actual time. The DS is one of the agencies that has the…

Estimates are so much better than actual data… especially when they make you look better :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

A cynical person might wonder if OPM engages in similar practices when reporting clearance timelines.

I have been waiting 176 days! I know too some this maybe a large number and to others this may see to be considerably low compared to over 300 days.