Arlington, VA, July 11, 2014 – TPG announced that it and its team member A3 Consulting have been awarded a contract to provide Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) and Business Analysis services for the U.S. Department of State to support the development of Office of Personnel Security and Suitability systems.
The Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (PSS) within the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) manages the State Department’s personnel security clearance program. PSS reviews and analyzes investigations on employment candidates, employees, and others seeking access to the DOS to assure that granting an individual access to classified information is clearly consistent with the interest of national security. PSS has undertaken a comprehensive system development effort to replace multiple legacy systems and manual processes with the creation of a comprehensive Security and Suitability solution. This development effort will provide comprehensive end-to-end electronic records management and decision support enhancing all phases of the personnel security and suitability lifecycle. vn domain .
The TPG team will provide an independent objective assessment of products and processes throughout the project lifecycle and help to assure overall project success. IV&V enables early detection and correction of errors, heightens management insight into risks, and confirms compliance with project requirements and quality performance standards.