WASHINGTON, DCYesterday, Representatives Mike Turner (R-OH), Stephanie Bice (R-OK), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) introduced the Security Clearance Portability for Departing Servicemembers Act. This legislation aims to expand employment opportunities for departing servicemembers to transition into civilian national security contractor positions by making it easier to transfer Department of Defense (DoD) security clearances.
“The Security Clearance Portability for Departing Servicemembers Act will improve the transition for men and women in uniform from a position within the Department of Defense to supporting our national security in the private sector while cutting down costly delays on national security related projects," Rep. Turner said.
“American businesses of all sizes are still facing workforce shortages, and that certainly includes defense and intelligence contractors," Rep. Bice said. "My legislation, the Security Clearance Portability for Departing Servicemembers Act, seeks to allow those departing military service to transition smoothly and effectively into the private sector. At a time when we are seeing increased military aggression from our adversaries, we must take every step to maintain our military advantage and preparedness. This commonsense legislation will streamline the clearance process while also assisting those transitioning from active duty service.”
Read the full bill here.