Oversight

Evaluating the Progress and Identifying Obstacles in Improving the Federal Government’s Security Clearance Process

Date: May 17, 2007
Time: 9:30am
Location: Senate Diksen Building, SD-342
Agenda:

This will be the fourth in a series of Subcommittee hearings on the federal government’s security clearance process. The hearing will assess progress made to date at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in addressing the longstanding backlog of security clearance investigations, and whether agencies are meeting benchmarks established in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act’s for completing clearances in a timely manner. The Subcommittee will also examine obstacles to reducing backlogs and completing clearances.

Witnesses

Panel 1

The Honorable

Clay

Johnson III

Deputy Director for Management

Office of Management and Budget

Panel 1

Mr.

Robert

Andrews

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Counterintelligence and Security

U.S. Department of Defense

Panel 1

Kathy L.

Dillaman

Associate Director, Federal Investigative Services Division

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Panel 1

Derek B.

Stewart

Director of Military and Civilian Personnel Issues

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Panel 2

Mr.

Timothy

Sample

President

Intelligence and National Security Alliance

Panel 2

Mr.

Doug

Wagoner

Chief Operating Officer, Sentrillion

Information Technology Association of America