Legislative Branch

Federal Government Security Clearance Reform

Someone in a position of authority mandate one process. Make a Secret investigation done by the DoD transferable for a Secret in ANY OTHER government entity. If agencies require different levels of detail for a Top Secret, make the process such that any any agency requiring a TS can take a TS. If a TS w/poly is required it is the same standard for any TS w/poly. I fully understand that a person requiring a TS must ...more »

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Government Accountability Office

USE UNEMPLOYED VETERANS (60,000)

Many veterans are returning home with physical limitations or returning home with no job to go to. Instead of using a contractor for our security jobs, use our vterans. Many veterans even with physical limitations could sit around and watch a camera for better security. This could save lots of money by doing away with the contractor and contracted employees, less unemployment benefits going out the door!

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Department of Homeland Security

One Background Investigation

We need to establish one Background investigation for all departments within the federal governemnt. The amount of money spent on redundant invesigations could be utilized in other areas. As an example, I had a current, valid Top Secret Clearance from the US Army, and yet had to get a Background Investigation from CBP before I could report to work. The scope of a TS cleareance far exceeds a Background Investigation. ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Security Clearances

If a security clearance is given to an employee (at an outrageous cost) then it seems foolish to remove it when they transfer to another area. If it is good for a number of years, then allow it to expire or it can be used in another position that is obtained shortly there after. Mr. A gets TOPSECRET---2 years later he leaves HQ office in CA and goes to field office in TX. He no longer needs TS clearance. It is removed. ...more »

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Department of Energy

Implement "Security Tenure"

Military, Federal, and Contractor employees with several years of service in billets requiring a security clearance based on a SSBI should be exempt from the five-year reinvestigation requirement. Instead, these employees can fillout an online "change form" with address changes, marital status changes, foreign travel, etc. on an annual basis or at no more than five year intervals, on a secure US Government website. ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Single Security Clearance Process Government Wide

The Government spends millions and millions of dollars on security clearances for its employees and contractors every year. Why does it make sense that the NSA has different security clearance requirements than DHS or the CIA? There should be a compilation of most important aspects for each clearance level and force the agencies to abide by those standards. Therefore, when an employee moves from one agency to another ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Security Clearances

Everytime a Federal employee leaves one agency for another, they always have to go through the security clearance process all over again - even if someone has a DoD Secret clearance & is going to DHS that requires only a suitability clearance! and it is the same with every Federal agency. Agencies should get together & decide what they would all require for one basic clearance (except Top Secret which would remain separate) ...more »

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Department of Energy

Security Clearance e-Gov

Improve the eGov aspect of the security clearance process by requesting employees submit updates to their security clearance files once a year. In addition, keep security clearance files active for 10 years, requesting yearly updates at the address of record so that the USG can retain a roster of cleared employees that can be rehired if the need arises without the need to wait for the lengthy and expensive clerance process. ...more »

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