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"ODNI MADE IMPROVEMENTS TO SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS IN 2016" -- Jason Miller of Federal News Radio, reports the ODNI "took steps in 2016 that officials expect to pay dividends this year in reforming and improving the security clearance process." According to Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, those steps included the establishment of the National Background Investigations Bureau, improvements to investigative process efficiency, "the prioritization of which federal employees and contractors need clearances soonest," and Senior Agency Directive 5, a policy implemented in 2016 that “let investigators officially use social media platforms to collect publicly available information about an employee who is getting a new or getting their current security clearance updated. Read the 1 February article here: http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2017/02/security-clearance-reciprocity-86-percent-governmentwide/

Identity theft and targeting of individuals with knowledge of sensitive information by "bad actors" are risks to national security.  Here is our latest video on protecting your information while traveling

 

Under the Know the Risk program, NCSC has produced other products to help you understand: how your personal information may be used by a foreign intelligence services (FIS), extremists, criminals, hackers, and other “bad actors;” actions that limit the risk of your information being exploited; and warning signs that you are being targeted.

Implementation of Insider Threat Programs (Oct 2016)

 

In a Federal News Raido interview, Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said the rate of attacks and the amount of information out there from public and private sector breaches, means hackers likely will bring together a host of data to use in spear phishing attacks.  Read more...


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