The hearing will examine and discuss legislative and administrative options to address the personnel recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. The 9/11 Commission noted several areas for federal personnel reform, including (1) improving the presidential appointments process for national security positions; (2) establishing a single agency that conducts security clearance background investigations for U.S. personnel; and (3) providing some additional personnel flexibilities to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to reflect its increased counterterrorism and intelligence responsibilities.
Managing Director, Strategic Issues
U. S. Goverment Accountability Office
President and Chief Executive Officer
Partnership for Public Service