Federal government's National Background Investigations Service scheduled to move from Fort Meade, Md., to Quantico, Va.

March 11, 2019: The National Background Investigations Service (NBIS) office is scheduled to move by mid-summer 2019 from its current location at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, Md., to the Defense Security Service (DSS) Headquarters in Quantico, Virginia. The latter office has been at the center of the U.S. Department of Defense’s efforts to re-organize the security clearance process, and that latter office is scheduled to be the lead office for investigations work once that mission is transferred from the civilian National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB). That transfer is not yet official, pending a presidential executive order, but Defense and NBIB officials are preparing to make the switch by October 1, 2019. The NBIS employees are also scheduled to move to the Security Service by October 1, 2019, though the move might occur sooner. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist issued a memo in late January, 2019, giving the two offices 180 days to coordinate the move, or by the end of July, 2019. Along with the forty NBIS employees, the Security Service is also scheduled to receive twelve employees from the Joint Service Provider and the functions and resources of the department’s Consolidated Adjudications Facility.

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