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This Cross Agency Priority (CAP) Goal has achieved significant gains and is being institutionalized across the federal government. You can read more about this categorization here and can continue to find modified quarterly progress updates on this page.

❮   CAP Goal Overview

CAP Goal IconSecurity Clearance, Suitability, and Credentialing Reform

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Now is the time for transformational change in how we vet our workforce. We are committed to reducing the investigation inventory and fundamentally overhauling the process. Margaret Weichert, Goal Leader
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Goal Leader:
John Ratcliffe

Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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Goal Leader:
Joseph Kernan

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense

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Goal Leader:
Michael Rigas

Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management and Acting Deputy Director of Management, Office of Management and Budget

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❝Now is the time for transformational change in how we vet our workforce. We are committed to reducing the investigation inventory and fundamentally overhauling the process.❞

  • A Federal workforce entrusted to protect Government information and property and to promote a safe and secure work environment, sustained by an enhanced risk management approach. Supported by: Improved early detection enabled by an informed, aware, and responsible Federal workforce; quality decisions enabled by improved investigative and adjudicative capabilities; optimized government-wide capabilities through enterprise approaches; and strong partnership with Insider Threat Programs to strengthen the identification, deterrence, and mitigation of problems before they negatively impact the workforce or national security.
  • The Government’s existing framework for establishing trust in the Federal civilian, military, and contracted workforce has struggled to onboard needed personnel efficiently and effectively, and to determine whether those workers can be consistently trusted to perform their duties and not to cause harm to people, property, systems, and information.
  • A Federal workforce that reliably protects Federal Government people, property, systems, and information through an enhanced risk management framework, which features: Improved early detection, enabled by an informed, aware, and responsible Federal workforce; Quality decisions, enabled by improved investigative and adjudicative capabilities; Optimized government-wide capabilities through enterprise approaches; and Strong partnership with Federal Insider Threat programs to identify, deter, and mitigate problems before they negatively impact the workforce or national security.

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September 17, 2020

September 2020 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals


July 06, 2020

July 2020 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency Priority Goals, Agency Priority Goals & More

Today, we published progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs) for the first and second quarter of FY2020. These updates highlight recent milestones and accomplishments as well as related initiatives that support progress towards a more modern and effective government.