DISA Releasing New Tools to Modernize Security Clearance Investigations

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The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to deploy the next set of technologies to help the defense community modernize security clearance investigations by the end of December. DISA said Tuesday, it looks to unveil a new information technology system built by the agency’s National Background Investigation Services program office, an interface that connects background investigation systems and a position designation tool.

Heidi Cotter, the NBIS program manager, said her office will release a new technology every three months starting in late December. The NBIS system will support end-to-end vetting of federal civilians, military personnel and private contractors working on government missions. DISA will test the system with nearly 1,000 individuals undergoing security investigation within the Department of Defense. 

The agency plans to deploy NBIS across the government to support suitability, security and credentialing background investigations. DISA released the first batch of security clearance technologies for the DoD in October. 

“We look forward to delivering a comprehensive capability that will modernize the entire background investigation system that can support not only the DoD but also all other federal agencies,” Cotter said.

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