Security clearance wait times could to up due to budget cuts

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Another one of the many things that could slow down due to sequestration include wait times for security clearances, an analyst tells NextGov.

Evan Lesser, the managing editor for, tells NextGov that a slowdown in security clearance wait times could stifle the recruitment of highly-sought cybersecurity staffers.

"That's leaving the U.S. government exposed," Lesser told NextGov. "Any further frustration from a sequestration-induced slowdown in clearance wait times simply makes the challenge even greater."

Despite the potential slowdown, NextGov reports that wait times for clearances actually decreased for the third straight year.


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