"The national security of the United States relies on a critical foundation that is usually taken for granted ― until it fails," says INSA President Chuck Alsup, who joined former acting director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, David Shedd, and former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Mike Rogers, to write an op-ed published August 22 by Defense News.
"There is no more basic utility in national security than the process by which we vet prospective government employees and their supporting contractors to determine who can be trusted with our nation’s secrets. But this foundation is crumbling: some who shouldn’t have clearances do, and some who need them are not approved swiftly enough. Why is this, and how do we fix it?"
Read the full op-ed, Revamp the Broken Security-Clearance Process, at defensenews.com.Read More