Pentagon Implements Continuous Security Vetting on All Clearance HoldersEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has successfully enrolled all Defense Department clearance holders—service members, civilians, and contractors, a total of 3.6 million people—in a continuous security vetting program. The continuous vetting system is part of the Trusted Workforce 2.0, an initiative that will provide continuous vetting for all government personnel, not limited to the Defense Department. The initiative was first introduced under the Trump administration to upgrade the background investigation system. Currently, periodic reinvestigations are conducted every 10 years for secret clearance holders and every five years for top-secret clearance holders. “This is an incredible accomplishment and a major milestone for the national security community. Not only does this allow us to help ensure the trustworthiness of the national security workforce, it helps identify and address factors that may lead to insider threat incidents, all while maximizing efficiencies across government,” DCSA Director William Lietzau said in a statement …Read More

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