Who holds security clearances?

The president is required to tell Congress how many federal workers and private contractors have security clearances to handle the nation's secrets. Private contractors accounted for at least 36 percent of those who had access to top-secret information in 2012.

Who holds security clearances?
By The Washington Post. *The government was unable to electronically identify whether the employee was a federal worker or a private contractor. Sources: Report on security clearance determinations, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, staff reports. Published on June 10, 2013, 9:08 p.m.

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