Booz Allen’s Sharon Claridge: Continuous Evaluation Program Puts Focus on ‘Trusted Workforce’

Jeff Brody

Booz Allen Hamilton has implemented a new approach to evaluating its workforce as the government continues to update its security clearance and employee vetting procedures, Federal News Network reported Friday.

Launched over the past year, Booz Allen’s continuous evaluation program covers a range of factors such as financial and personal challenges faced by the firm’s over 27K employees.

Sharon Claridge, director of security services at Booz Allen, told the publication that the initiative serves as a “heavy lift” on the company’s communication, transparency and change management strategy.

“That’s what I’m most proud of, because our interests are a little bit different from the government’s,” she said. “It’s not about continuing eligibility for a clearance, although it is to some good degree. It’s about making sure we’re delivering a trusted workforce to our clients and that we’re taking care of our people.”

Claridge’s comments come as the Trump administration prepares to roll out the Trusted Workforce 2.0 program, which includes new security clearance regulations slated to be in place by the end of the year.

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