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Safeguarding Integrity and Transparency

Our Community Engagement

How does NBIB engage with the Federal investigations community?

Performance Accountability Council (PAC)

The Performance Accountability Council (PAC) is accountable to the President of the United States to achieve the goals of the executive branch suitability and security vetting enterprise, responsible for driving implementation of reform efforts and enterprise development, responsible for ensuring accountability by agencies, ensures the Suitability, Credentialing and Security Executive Agents align their respective processes, and sustains continuous performance improvement and reform momentum. Per Executive Order 13467, as amended, (section 2.4) the Director of NBIB serves as a member of the Council. The PAC Council Principals are the:

  • Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget;
  • Suitability and Credentialing Executive Agent, U.S. Office of Personnel Management;
  • Security Executive Agent, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and the
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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Background Investigations Stakeholder Group (BISG)

The Background Investigations Stakeholders Group (BISG), established and maintained by the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), provides a forum to keep the Federal community apprised of NBIB-specific business and facilitate interagency discussion regarding Federal background investigations, credentialing, suitability, and personnel security issues that impact the entire investigations community. The BISG addresses issues regarding national standards, investigative and adjudicative policy, new or updated investigative products, standardization of investigative and adjudicative tools, and investigative strategy implementation. BISG participants include senior personnel security and human resources professionals and managers from Federal agencies that are responsible for the submission, adjudication or oversight of agency personnel credentialing, suitability, and security programs. The BISG typically meets on a monthly basis.

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Customer Advisory Board (CAB)

NBIB established a Customer Advisory Board (CAB) to support the Director of the NBIB. The CAB is established to advise and provide recommendations to the Director of the NBIB that further the efficiency of the investigative process, promote customer service topics, and/or address personnel security concerns that impact the NBIB customer community. In addition to bringing issues forward, leading working groups, and making detailed recommendations; members of the CAB will provide a conduit back to their respective agencies to disseminate pertinent information on investigative policy and process changes and topics of interest. The CAB is chaired by the NBIB Deputy Assistant Director for Customer Service, Communications and Engagements. Membership is comprised of Senior Personnel Security Officials from largest six customer agencies of NBIB. Current customer agency members include the:

  • Department of Defense;
  • Department of Homeland Security;
  • Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • Department of Energy;
  • Department of Justice; and the 
  • Department of Health and Human Services.

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