Defense Security Service: Mission Degradation? : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, March 2, 2001

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Página 4 - DOD's response to the draft report seems more blase than bold. Pentagon leadership responsible for DSS oversight, the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence [C3I], persists in the hope current spending plans will produce a so-called "steady state" DSS capable of digesting the entire backlog and all new clearance requests.
Página 8 - DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY, VETERANS AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM ON DEFENSE SECURITY SERVICE: MISSION DEGRADATION 8 Mr.
Página 21 - I ask unanimous consent that all members of the subcommittee be permitted to place an opening statement in the record and that the record remain open for 3 days for that purpose.
Página 9 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee: I am pleased to be here today to discuss the continuing and serious challenges facing the Department of Defense Personnel Security Program. As you know from your hearings in February and September 2000, the Department's ability to comply with Federal guidelines on security clearances and to carry out the several hundred thousand investigations needed annually for initial clearances or updates virtually collapsed during the late 1990's.
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Página 40 - ... case completion times have gone up beyond the standard. However, the reason for that is because of the amount of work that we are giving out, we are, dependent upon what I call "third-party providers of information.
Página 16 - ... at your hearing last September, we summarized multiple audit recommendations into six general points, saying that DoD needed to: o more actively oversee and manage the investigation and adjudication workload, with the expressed intent of maintaining high standards for both quality and timeliness; o implement performance metrics that will measure both the quality and timeliness of investigative and adjudication workload; o periodically assess and adjust the resource requirements for investigation...
Página 1 - DOD personnel who have access to national secrets, has made only marginal progress over the past 3 years reducing a backlog of almost half a million overdue reinvestigations. In February 2000, DSS told us the backlog would be under active review, if not resolved, by the end of 2001. Last September, the target had slipped a full year. DSS did not anticipate having all overdue investigations logged into its system until the end of 2002.

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