OPM ANNOUNCES OVERHAUL TO SECURITY CLEARANCE POLICY
Federal News Radio
In 2015, the Obama Administration conducted a 90 day review of its background investigations for security clearances in order to better understand the needs of the process and to ensure the security of networks and systems that conduct these investigations. As a result, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced on January 22, 2016, overhauls to the process to create a more secure framework for security clearances. The National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) will be established to take on the mission of the current Federal Investigative Services. While NBIB will report to OPM, the Department of Defense will take on the design, development, security, and operation of the background investigations IT systems.