- To better understand why social media information is not currently used in conducting background investigations.
- To learn what pilot programs have found to date, and what plans are underway to responsibly include social media information in the future.
- Federal agencies do not currently make use of social media data in the background investigations process, nor do they inquire about applicants’ online identities.
- The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 contained a measure mandating the Office of the Director of National Intelligence direct federal agencies to adopt a personnel security program integrating social media information by the end of 2020.
- OPM announced a pilot program to test its ability to automatically track public social media postings of people applying for security clearances.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. William Evanina||Director of National Counterintelligence and Security Center||Office of the Director of National Intelligence||Document|
|Ms. Beth Cobert||Acting Director||U.S. Office of Personnel Management||Document|
|Mr. Tony Scott||U.S. Chief Information Officer||U.S. Office of Management and Budget||Document|