Background Check Market Benefits from AI and OSINT Technologies
The US National Background Investigations Bureau, the main body performing federal background checks, has an average delay of more than 500 days in granting top secret clearances and a 262-day delay in granting an initial confidential clearance. The US government can’t break out of a year-long backlog of more than 700,000 people it needs to review. The U.S. Government spends billions annually on background checks and even more on the government’s payroll, for people who cannot begin working until they receive a clearance. Another factor, even more aggravating background check backlogs, is aging government staff, especially government IT workforce. Needless to remind that security of the national critical infrastructure begins with reliable personnel. Technology is coming to help to quicken the clearance process while providing a much more extensive background check at the same time. Federal agencies, the US National Background Investigations Bureau among them, increasingly adopt artificial intelligence (AI), OSINT tools and machine-learning capabilities as primary and secondary means of background screening.
The report provides detailed year-by-year forecasts for the following market segments:
by technology, services and business process;
by defense and civilian agencies, intelligence community;
by selected agencies,
by state and local authorities.