Improving Security and Efficiency at OPM and the National Background Investigations Bureau, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, February 2, 2017 [open pdf - 762KB]
This is the hearing compilation for the February 2, 2017 hearing "Improving Security and Efficiency at OPM and the National Background Investigations Bureau" before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the statement of Kathleen McGettigan: "NBIB [National Background Investigations Bureau] conducts 95 percent of investigations across the government. Even those few agencies that have the statutory authority to conduct their own investigations, such as the Intelligence Community, rely on NBIB's services in some capacity. Its new organizational structure is aimed at leveraging automation, transforming business processes, and enhancing customer engagement and transparency. Through a strong partnership with DOD, NBIB will build a modern and secure IT [Information Technology] system to comprehensively support the investigations process and enhance end-to-end processes across government. These efforts will ultimately improve the efficiency, cost effectiveness, and quality of the investigations across the Federal government. As you are likely aware, in late 2014, OPM's [Office of Personnel Management] market capacity for contract investigation services was drastically reduced by the loss of OPM's largest field contractor, resulting in an investigative backlog. This backlog was exacerbated by the cybersecurity incidents at OPM that were announced in 2015. Looking forward, it is an NBIB priority to address the investigative backlog while maintaining a commitment to quality and returning back to the level of performance realized from 2009 through 2014." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kathleen McGettigan, Cord Chase, Charles Phalen, David DeVries, and Terry Halvorsen.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: https://oversight.house.gov/