Report of the Security Clearance Oversight Group Consistent with Title III of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 [open pdf - 414KB]
According to this report, "Government agencies are making significant progress determining security clearance eligibility as called for by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). Current investigative and adjudicative timeliness for 80% of the requests for initial clearances is generally as called for by IRTPA: 90 days or less for investigations and 30 days or less for adjudications. However having investigative timeliness and adjudicative timeliness for initial clearances at the levels called for by IRTPA does not mean we are most assuredly granting security clearances as quickly as desired or called for. The average time to conduct the investigation had been about one year for Top Secret clearances and 5 to 6 months for Secret/Confidential, a totally unacceptable length of time."
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