Defense Contractors Face New Insider Threat Rule

Federal contractors that require U.S. government security clearances for their employees face new insider threat monitoring rules that will require them to keep track of their workers and what they are doing outside of the job. Changes in the National Industrial Security Operating Manual set to take effect Nov. 30 mean contractors will have to create a program that gathers, integrates and reports relevant and credible information covered by any of 13 personnel security guidelines included in the notice. These include allegiance to the U.S., signs of possible foreign influence, personal conduct, financial considerations, alcohol and drug use, mental or personality disorders and criminal conduct or security violations, said Raj Ananthanpillai, chief executive of IDentrix, a firm that provides employee-monitoring and threat-detection services.

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