GAO: DoD's Defense Security Service Should Address Challenges as New Approach is Piloted

Homeland Security Today: A GAO report has found that DoD’s Defense Security Service needs to address some challenges as it pilots a new approach to determine government contractors’ eligibility to access classified information.

DSS is piloting a new approach that requires collaboration with stakeholders such as other federal agencies and contractors, but it has not determined how it will do this. It also faces challenges in administering the National Industrial Security Program, which applies to all executive branch departments and agencies, and was established to safeguard federal government classified information that current or prospective contractors may access.

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