Department of Defense

Extend Time Between TS Clearance Reinvestigations

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Currently, an individual with a TS clearance must be completely reinvestigated every five years. This is an expensive and time consuming process that has provided little benefit in rooting out potential spies, terrorists, etc. My suggestion is to do a full reinvestigation every ten years and every five years do just a police and financial records check. This will reduce the manpower and time required and save the government a significant amount of money over 10 years with negligible risk.

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Idea No. 994