Department of State

Government Clearances "One Clearance Government-wide"

The government spends an unknown amount every year on providing clearances to existing government employees who are just transferring from one to another agency (requiring the same type of clearance). Once you obtain your clearance it should be granted government wide (until expiration, or upgrade or the need to be updated). Having a TS or S clearance at one agency should be the same as having a TS or S clearance at another agency. Overall, the government should set the clearance standard and make it government-wide. Saves both time, money, and fustration on for employees who already have a clearance who have to wait for the same clearance to be granted again just to move to another agency.

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Idea No. 645