Defense Security Service

Delays in security clearances hit IT vendors in capital region the hardest, report says


The backlog of background checks — typically more than 200 days for most new hires who need a clearance — has ripple effects throughout the region, according to the Greater Washington Partnership.

DISA awards $21.9M contract supporting background check IT system transfer


The National Background Investigation System transition saga continues with a new contract.

New DOD agency for background investigations gets an acting director


The Defense Security Service has changed its name to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency and has assumed all federal background investigations.

Pentagon aims to expedite security clearance process with $75M award


Perspecta Enterprise Solutions will create a scalable security enterprise architecture and data services prototype for the National Background Investigation Service.