This bill would make people who have attempted to falsify information used in background checks ineligible to be federal employees, thus protecting government information which requires a security clearance. A person who attempts to falsify such information would be prohibited from continuing to occupy a position that requires the performance of background checks, or would be prevented from obtaining such a position.
These penalties would be extended to contractors or subcontractors who perform background checks for the federal government. In the event that a contractor engages in misconduct affecting a background check, the information must be disclosed within 24 hours to the federal agency and an investigation would begin.
The President and the Administration would be required to provide an annual report to Congress that details the number of people deemed unfit for federal employment or work as federal contractors. Policies related to the sensitivity of jobs requiring background checks, and whether the background check is sufficient for the nature of the job would be reviewed at least every five years.