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Department of Homeland Security

One Security Clearance to Cover all Agencies

My idea is to have one security clearance, or background check to cover all, or at least most agencies. For example right now a person can already have a Top-Secret clearance with the Department of Defense, and they would have to start a background investigation all over again if they were to apply with another agency, even if it’s only for a Secret clearance. They would have to fill out the same SF-86, the same eQip... more »

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Legislative Branch

Centralize Security Clearance Process

When each government entity has it's own clearance process, there is significant redundant use of resources that could be eliminated by centralizing the process for less sensitive positions (e.g. IT, administrative). For example, over the past few years, I've had to go through 3 clearance processes working for different branches of the government. They all wanted the same information and the work to be performed was... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Allow Employee Clearance Vetting to Transfer Across Components

Within DHS we have multiple offices and components yet if you wish to transfer to a position within DHS you still need to undergo another suitability clearance. The vetting process (background & clearance eligibility review) costs the taxpayers a considerable amount of money – not only for the investigation but also for the possible idle time spent by employees awaiting clearance results. The Office of Personnel Management... more »

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