We need to reduce the number of contractors in the Federal government, particularly in ODNI. They significantly out number the permanent staff. Other than administrative/clerical support, there are more than enough experienced Federal employees to carry out the agency's mission. We need to seriously look at using dual comps more appropriately, a and the amounts of bonus' paid to the senior levels in the agency.
Office of Director of National Intelligence
Centralize department or agency to manage all US federal government security clearances and investigations to include Sensitive Compartmented Information. This agency must be the single controlling authority to administer and manage the entire security clearance investigation process. Currently individual agencies own and perform their own security clearance investigations, resulting in a plethora of forms, different ...more »
The recent Washington Post story on “Top Secret America” has brought many of the inefficiencies involved in the intelligence community to the attention of the public. In order to address at least one aspect of the problem, my idea is to standardize the transliteration of foreign names so that the same Arabic/Chinese/Hebrew etc. name will be put into English letters with the same spelling. As it is now, each agency ...more »
Completely change the security clearance process.
- One system JPAS
- All clearances must be valid between ALL government agencies
This would save the Federal Government hundreds of millions of dollars
Consolidate Security Clearances into one standard verses having DHS, DOD, CIA, DEA, NSA, USCG, ICE, ATF, etc… each having their own. Can you imagine the man hours saved and better inter-agency interaction when all organizations adhere to one standard?
Currently, people who hold security clearances in both a civilian position and as a military Reservist must submit clearance paperwork twice, be investigated/reinvestigated twice, and interviewed twice. This duplication requires separate investigators to go through the exact same data, the exact same questions, and the exact same procedures at double the cost and time. Removing this practice could save hundreds of thousands ...more »