Improves oversight of the security clearance process, calls for the government to fire background check investigators and suspend others - including contractors - who falsify reports, and forces the government to update its policy determining which positions require a security clearance. The bipartisan bill is a product of a 2013 joint Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing that revealed that the contractor who conducted Edward Snowden's background check is under investigation. President Obama signed this Act into law on 2/12/14.
- EnactedFebruary 12th, 2014The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed January 29th, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
- The house Passed January 14th, 2014Roll Call Vote 418 Yea / 0 Nay
House Committee on Oversight and Government ReformIntroducedJuly 30th, 2013
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What is it?
If enacted, the bill would likely make it harder for whistleblowers with red flags in their background checks to attain government positions.
Based on information from the Office of Personnel Management's Office of the Inspector General, the CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would enable the Inspector General to begin auditing the OPM Revolving Fund at a cost of $13 million over the 2014-2018 period.