Secure, Modern, Mission-Capable Credentialing

October, 2019
IDA document: D-10890
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
Deena Disraelly and Laura Itle See more authors
The Federal Government, the public sector, and the private sector jointly face challenges with rapidly vetting security clearances, ascertaining suitability, and collecting and validating credentials for individuals applying for employment or volunteering for emergencies. In 2017, for instance, federal agencies inadvertently issued interim clearances to individuals with criminal records while credentialing gaps delayed employees and volunteers from contributing much-needed skills in disaster areas during one of the worst hurricane and wildfire seasons on record.