Progress or More Problems: Assessing the Federal Government’s Security Clearance Process

Date: May 17, 2006
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Senate Dirksen Building, SD-342

This will be the third Subcommittee hearing on the federal government’s security clearance process. This hearing will assess the progress of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in implementing their plan to address the longstanding backlog of security clearance investigations. It will also examine the next steps by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) once Executive Order 13381 issued by President Bush expires on June 28, 2006. Finally, it will address the recent halt by the Defense Security Service in processing government contractor security clearances.


Panel 1

The Honorable


Johnson III

Deputy Director for Management

Office of Management and Budget

Panel 1

Kathy L.


Associate Director, Federal Investigative Services Division

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Panel 1



Special Assistant

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Panel 1

Derek B.


Director of Military and Civilian Personnel Issues

U.S. Government Accountability Office