June 10, 2008

Office of the Inspector General Releases FBI Security Check Procedures Audit

This month the Office of the Inspector General released the results of their FBI Security Procedures Audit. The redacted, 123 page report released to the public summarizes the current FBI name check program, it’s deficiencies, and makes recommendations.

Notably, last year, the FBI received 4 million name check requests and approximately 14% of those checks took more than 60 days, many taking several months. The report also notes that approximately 50,000 naturalization applications are still pending background checks initiated more than one year ago and the same is true for approximately 45,000 application to adjust status to permanent resident.

To read the report, click here.

By Michelle Richart