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Evanina Pledges to Lead Overhaul of Security Clearance Process at Confirmation Hearing

William Evanina told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that he will lead overhaul of the “outdated and inefficient” security clearance process if he is confirmed as director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.

Evanina was nominated in March, and will become the first Senate-confirmed director of NCSC.

“Insider threats – sometimes with the encouragement of external actors – are a pernicious intelligence threat to maintaining our secrets and our national security. Unauthorized disclosures also have a devastating impact on the men and women who serve every day to protect our secrets, our data, our systems, and our personnel,” he said. “If confirmed, I commit to the continual leadership of the Intelligence Community and the U.S. Government efforts to address these significant, and increasingly complex, global intelligence threats to the United States.”

Read his full statement here

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