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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

Goal Leader:
Daniel Coats

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

Goal Leader:
Joseph Kernan

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense

Goal Leader:
Margaret Weichert

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.❞

  • The Federal Government will advance this goal through four work streams:
    • Trusted workforce. Instill a sense of shared responsibility by enabling a trusted workforce through consistent reporting requirements, awareness, and strengthened partnerships with other mission areas and industry;
    • Modern clearance process. Transform the Government’s approach at a fundamental level, revamping the policy framework and process to a more effective and efficient model that leverages the latest innovative technologies;
    • Secure, modern, and mission-capable information technology. Rebuild the end-to-end information technology to accelerate the implementation of new policies and processes and to improve the cyber security posture of the enterprise; and
    • Continuous performance improvement. Use outcome-based metrics, research and innovation, and an institutionalized Executive branch-wide model to continuously evaluate and improve policies and processes.
  • 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.

News


June 20, 2019

Summer Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals

Today, teams tasked with implementing the Federal government’s high-priority initiatives released their June 2019 progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs).


December 18, 2018

New Updates Highlight Movement on Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals

Teams implementing the federal government’s high-priority performance initiatives released their December 2018 quarterly updates of progress.