Fact Sheet: Suitability and Security Review Recommendations   [open pdf - 176KB]

This fact sheet accompanies a separate White House report titled, "Suitability and Security Processes Review: Report to the President." "Following the September 2013 Navy Yard shooting, the President directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to lead a review of suitability and security clearance procedures for Federal employees and contractors. The Administration today is releasing a report detailing the findings of this review. The report identifies 13 recommendations to improve how the Government performs suitability determinations and security clearances, thereby ensuring the safety of Federal workers and the protection of our nation's most sensitive information. […] The Review assessed Government policies, programs, processes, and procedures involving determinations of federal employee suitability, contractor fitness, and personnel security. The interagency working group also evaluated the collection, sharing, processing, and storage of information used to make suitability, credentialing, and security decisions. The Review found the need for better information sharing, increased oversight over background investigations, and consistent application of standards and policies for both Federal employees and contractors."

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