Clearance Rules Prevent More Diverse Workforce
An industry professional tells Federal Computer Week that security clearance restrictions hinder the government’s ability to grow a more ethnically-diverse workforce.
“Right now, getting someone cleared who is a first-generation American is really hard. If you are going to improve the representation of various employees, they need to change security clearance requirements.”
This month, the National Academic of Sciences said that a “significant and steady infusion of foreign nationals” was necessary to maintain U.S. scientific research and development talent.