Government Hearing on Security Clearance Underway
Government Hearing on Security Clearance Underway

A government hearing on security clearance is underway.

Elaine Kaplan, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees background investigations for security clearance, said, “We recognize that evolution of the security clearance process must include the ability to obtain and easily share relevant information on a more frequent or real-time basis.”

She also had to field complaints about USIS, the private contractor that did the background investigation of Aaron Alexis, who killed 12 people in the Washington Navy Yard hooting, and Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency documents.


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