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Pentagon backlogged on clearances

Thousands of applications for security clearances from the private sector have begun to pile up since the Pentagon stopped processing them, blaming insufficient funds — and some are fretting that the moratorium is starting to threaten American security. “Our national security could be at stake,” said Olga Grkavac, executive vice president of the Information Technology Association of America, in a statement issued last week. Companies fulfilling vital contracts for the U.S. military or intelligence agencies “will not be able to finish the job without the ability to sustain the cleared personnel on the job and to bring in more when needed,” she said. Full Story

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