Richard Burr

As DCSA surpasses background investigation goal, is Trusted Workforce 2.5 likely?


The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency set a goal in December to reach a “steady target state” of 200,000 cases pending.

Background investigations reform shifts focus with backlog down


Lawmakers want to ensure a streamlined process will still exclude "the Edward Snowdens of the world."

Senate panel digs into security clearance backlog, again finding little progress


Panelists pointed to continuous evaluation as a key opportunity to get security clearance applicants on the job faster.

Brennan: Government not equipped to handle ‘digital domain’


The mechanisms by which the U.S. government crafts policy and laws does not correlate with the challenges presented by the public’s growing dependence on technology, CIA Director John Brennan told a congressional committee Thursday.

Senate preps amendments to surveillance bill


An amended version of the USA Freedom Act is expected to be taken up by the House this week.