Security and Suitability Process Reform: Initial Report   [open pdf - 4MB]

"This report details the design of a transformed hiring and clearing process, identifies current actions to achieve near-term implementation of designed process capabilities, and outlines those areas for which further study and validation are needed. […] The Joint Reform Team consulted with government and industry subject matter experts and researched, demonstrated and validated the many changes inherent in the design. The Team evaluated the policy, process and technology aspects of the reform effort. [...] Key features of the design include: 1) More relevant information is collected and validated at the beginning of the process, using the application, automated record checks, and subject interview. 2) Automation is used to make the process faster, reduce manual activity and leverage additional data sources. 3) Field investigative activity is focused to collect and validate targeted information. 4) Risk decisions rely on modern analytic tools rather than practices that avoid risk. 5) Relevant data is better used for subsequent hiring or clearing decisions, reducing duplication of requests and ensuring consistent quality and standards. 6) Continuous evaluation techniques replace periodic reinvestigations, utilizing more frequent automated database checks to identify security relevant issues among already cleared personnel, permitting targeted resolution of cases as issues arise."

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