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December deadline set for security clearance database

The Office of Personnel Management and a yet-to-be-named federal organization have until December to develop a database of all the security clearance information for federal and private sector workers. Under the Security Clearances section of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, P.L. 108-796, President Bush by the end of March must select a single department or part of the executive branch to direct the day-to-day oversight of security investigations and adjudications. That organization also would develop and implement standard policies and procedures for investigations, and ensure reciprocal recognition between federal agencies of security clearances. Bush signed the bill into law Dec. 17. Full Story

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