Accession Number : ADA626819
Title : The Evolution of the Automated Continuous Evaluation System (ACES) for Personnel Security
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Herbig, Katherine L ; Zimmerman, Ray A ; Chandler, Callie J
Report Date : 12 Nov 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 61
Abstract : The Automated Continuous Evaluation System (ACES) was developed by the Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC) through iterations of research and application of research findings to improve versions of ACES. ACES is an automated computer system that collects data from over 40 government and commercial databases. It uses an applicant s personally identifiable information (PII) or the Standard Form 86 (SF- 86) to check these data sources, verify what has been submitted, and collect more information. It applies business rules to the data, produces a report that flags issues of potential security concern, and electronically transmits the report to the approved recipient typically an adjudication facility. Since 2008, the Joint Reform Effort (JRE) of the federal government has identified ACES as a capability for inclusion in the revised federal security clearance process, and various pilot projects have been performed demonstrating ACES capabilities for different federal agencies and with different types of investigations. Pilot projects have demonstrated that ACES will streamline the expensive security clearance and suitability vetting process and greatly reduce its cost. ACES can be used between background investigations to replace elements of initial investigations or reinvestigations, to prescreen military recruits, and in counterintelligence investigations. ACES can harness the power of automation to reduce costs, improve timeliness, and expand the range of information available to those who seek reliable, loyal, and trustworthy personnel.
Descriptors : *AUTOMATION , *PERSONNEL , *SECURITY , CLEARANCES , COMPUTERS , DATA BASES , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PILOTS , POWER , RESEARCH FACILITIES , TEST AND EVALUATION , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Subject Categories : Information Science
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE