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Department of Defense

Background Investigation Redundancy

When an active duty employee works for one of the military services (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard) a background investigation is conducted to grant a security clearance. Once the clearance is granted, and then the employee later leaves the service and subsequently goes to work as a civilian for the federal government, another similar background investigation is conducted (even though they already have... more »

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Legislative Branch

In-Processing and Investigations

Every time I have been reassigned I have had to get new fingerprints done and a new investigation completed, even when downgrading in clearance and even when staying within the same branch (ie Army to Army). If the government had one central repository for fingerprints, it would cut costs and reduce the time it takes to in-process reassignments. Furthermore, when E-Quip data is verified, it should not have to be re-investigated... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Assess and propose efficiencies to GAO, OIG and other audits

Invest in an investigation on the amount of time, resources, and effort spent to research, respond to, and comply with GAO, OIG and other external audits, as well as to understand the extent of duplicate audits and the quality of report recommendations to improving the mission. The purpose of this modest effort would be to identify recommendations auditors to improve and streamline their issue selection and auditing... more »

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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 Justice

Background Checks

With the exception of Top Secret and Secret clearances, 5 year background checks on employeees with 18 or more years of federal service should be eliminated.
Rationale:
(1) Some of these employees will be retiring at 20 years of service;
(2) Others will be eligible for a Deferred Retirement upon 20 years of service yet would only have a mere handful of years until full regular retirement.
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Department of Defense

Extend Time Between TS Clearance Reinvestigations

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... more »

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