ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association offers the following statement regarding the executive order from the White House, signed Wednesday evening, that transfers the governmentwide suitability, credentialing and security clearance portfolio from the Office of Personnel Management to the Defense Department:
NDIA supports the administration’s decision, announced today, to transfer responsibility for all security clearances to the Pentagon. It’s a solid step that consolidates process and resources with the excellent work Pentagon officials have done to build the concepts and infrastructure of a modernized security clearance ecosystem.
This measure bodes well to solve the security clearance backlog; moreover, it offers a way ahead for more interagency security clearance reciprocity and, ultimately, a modern, trusted workforce across agencies and industry that is essential to our national security.
NDIA officials are available to speak further on this issue. Please contact Evamarie Socha at the information below.
Evamarie C. Socha
Director of public relations and communications
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201
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