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Getting Security (Clearances) Right

You can gage the relative importance being given this issue by the pace at which it is being solved . . .or not:

Slow security clearance processes and a lack of reciprocity between agencies are major inefficiencies that have huge unseen costs for agencies and contractors, Customs and Border Protection’s acting information technology chief told a group of industry executives today.

What makes this so frustrating is that there are myriad reasons for solving this problem that under normal circumstances would motivate a response from multiple directions. Whether the players are executive, legislative or industrial there are points to be scored bureaucratically, politically and economically; yet this problem is long and well known and unsolved.