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NNSA Supports DOE in Exceeding National-level Goals

The Director of National Intelligence recently recognized Department of Energy for its swift processing of security clearances. The Office of Personnel and Facility Clearances, part of NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Security, handles the majority of DOE’s Q clearances and frequently exceeds established national timeliness goals for initiating and adjudicating them. In 90% of cases, OPFC adjudicates and grants initial security clearances in an average of 10 days once the completed security questionnaire is received, cutting in half the national requirement of 20 days.

OPFC cites several factors that contribute to its successful and timely support to the NNSA and DOE mission, including: utilizing six sigma methods to improve processes, formalizing standard operating procedures with ISO 9001 in mind, and developing a clearly defined strategic mission, vision and operational plan.