Jan 19 2012
Federal Times - by Sarah Chacko
Federal delays in granting security clearances keep 10 percent to 20 percent of federal intelligence contractors from doing their intended work, wasting billions of dollars, a new report says.
Contractors — many of whom are former federal employees who held clearances in the past — can wait weeks to months for a security clearance when they take on a new assignment with a different federal agency, according to the report by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), a nonprofit group representing federal intelligence and military officials, as well as federal contractors.
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