Monday, March 31, 2014

United States may introduce DNA as part of security clearance background check

Feds mull DNA testing for security clearances (Politico)
The Federal Register explains the motive for the potential inclusion of DNA checks here [pdf]:
Given the increasing use of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) as an investigatory tool by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, the DoD should consider requiring applicants to provide a DNA sample. That provided DNA sample would be profiled and compared to available databases. This would help insure that no applicant for a clearance is a subject of an active federal, state, or local criminal investigation based on DNA evidence.