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OPM Investigation Price Increases

Over the past two years the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has increased the price of their standard investigations an average of about 48 percent.  In October 2014 OPM introduced Tier 1 and Tier 2 investigations to replace the National … Continue reading

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2014 Security Clearance Year in Review

January Interim Clearances—The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD-I) issued a memorandum with an effective date of February 1, 2014, regarding new minimum standards for interim secret clearances.  Actual implementation may take more than a year.  More information about … Continue reading

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2012 Security Clearance Year in Review

During 2012 the Government continued to take small steps toward fulfilling the goals of the Joint Security Suitability Reform effort that began in 2007. However, some anticipated changes failed to occur. No action was taken to implement changes to Periodic … Continue reading

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NISPPAC November 2012 Meeting Report

In mid-February 2013, the report of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee’s (NISPPAC) November 2012 meeting was posted at the Information Security Oversight Office’s (ISOO) website. Some highlights from the meeting include: The Defense Security Service (DSS) reported … Continue reading

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Maryland Security Clearance Tax Credit

In January 2012 a bill was introduced in the Maryland State Senate that proposed a State income tax credit for costs incurred to obtain federal security clearances. The first reading of the bill (SB296) proposed a requirement for “the Governor … Continue reading

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