What's the Hold Up?: A Review of Security Clearance Backlog and Reciprocity Issues Plaguing Today's Government and Private Sector Workforce : Hearing Before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, May 6, 2004
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Página 32 - Restricted Data" means all data concerning (1) design, manufacture, or utilization of atomic weapons; (2) the production of special nuclear material; or (3) the use of special nuclear material in the production of energy, but shall not include data declassified or removed from the Restricted Data category pursuant to section 142.
Página 164 - Our democratic principles require that the American people be informed of the activities of their Government. Also, our Nation's progress depends on the free flow of information. Nevertheless, throughout our history, the national interest has required that certain information be maintained in confidence in order to protect our citizens, our democratic institutions, and our participation within the community of nations.
Página 164 - In no case shall information be classified in order to conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error to prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency; to restrain competition; or to prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of national security.
Página 1 - The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 am, in room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Tom Davis of Virginia (chairman of the committee) presiding. Present: Representatives Tom Davis of Virginia...
Página 11 - Thank you. Mr. Van Hollen. Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you, Madam Secretary and gentlemen for your testimony.
Página 16 - OPM to develop an overall management plan, DOD needs to develop and use new methods for forecasting clearance needs and monitoring backlogs, eliminate unnecessary limitations on reciprocity (the acceptance of a clearance and access granted by another department, agency, or military service), determine the feasibility of implementing initiatives that could decrease the backlog and delays, and provide better oversight for all aspects of its personnel security clearance process. The National Defense...
Página 21 - The time frames for reinvestigations are 5 years for top secret clearances, 10 years for secret clearances, and 15 years for confidential clearances.
Página 37 - April 30, 2004. Industrial Security: DOD Cannot Provide Adequate Assurances That Its Oversight Ensures the Protection of Classified Information. GAO04-332. Washington, DC: March 3, 2004. DOD Personnel Clearances: DOD Needs to Overcome Impediments to Eliminating Backlog and Determining Its Size. GAO04-344. Washington, DC: February 9, 2004. Aviation Security: Federal Air Marshal Service Is Addressing Challenges of Its Expanded Mission and Workforce but Additional Actions Needed.