The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is striving to increase security clearance efficiency by developing the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) that will replace legacy background investigation information technology (IT) systems.
The NBIS is a part of the new Trusted Workforce 2.0 framework, designed to consolidate the security clearance process and fix problems slowing the process of obtaining initial clearances and then transitioning cleared employees among agencies.
During Potomac Officers Club’s Trusted Workforce Forum, the leading figures in the federal government and private sector gather to discuss Trusted Workforce 2.0 and efforts to reduce the security clearance backlog.
William Lietzau, director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, will deliver the forum’s keynote address. He will provide an overview of his first 100 days at DCSA, vision for developing a secure, trusted workforce, upcoming major initiatives and how industry can help.
As DCSA’s director, Lietzau leads both the personnel vetting and critical technology protection missions under DCSA and manages approximately 12,000 federal and contract support personnel worldwide. He also oversees the development of end-to-end national-level IT infrastructure designed to support the personnel vetting enterprise.
Before joining DCSA, Leitzau was the Personnel Vetting Transformation Office director, where he managed the transfer of the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to DCSA and began and led related transformational initiatives.
Lietzau has worked in private industry as a vice president and deputy general counsel of a large government services contractor, where he oversaw security, contracting international trade and compliance.
He began his public service career by serving as a Marine Corps infantry officer and judge advocate for 27 years, retiring as a colonel. Lietzau also spent three years as deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy and on several U.S. delegations negotiating multilateral treaties.
Join Potomac Officers Club to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the federal government and commercial industry in the efforts to bolster its security clearance processes during the Potomac Officers Club’s Trusted Workforce Forum.
Potomac Officers Club will also host an expert panel at the Forum, Moderated by Jeffrey Huth of TransUnion, featuring Heather Green of DSCA, Beth McGrath of Deloitte, David Buckley of KPMG Federal Services, Richard McComb of the DHS, Cindi Stuebner and Pegasystems and Mark Frownfelter of NCSC.