A joint media release brings word that the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) is now vetting Canberra’s public servants instead of individual Departmental Security Units.
Attorney-General, Robert McClelland said the AGSVA’s centralised approach and use of IT innovation removes inconsistencies and duplication associated with the current system.
“Before the AGSVA, more than 100 agencies replicated the processes of security vetting while more than 50 agencies held separate contracts with vetting service providers,” Mr McClelland said.
“The introduction of a single vetting agency removes this inefficient duplication.”
It’s probably not before time, even if it does introduce a single point of failure.