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ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED BACKGROUND INVESTIGATORS

IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE!!

The 2022 Earl D. Gould Memorial ACBI Conference

Wednesday and Thursday November 2nd – 3rd, 2022

WHERE:
The William F. Bolger Center
9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

WHEN:
Tuesday November 1st Check in, Members meeting after dinner
Wednesday, November 2nd Conference
Thursday, November 3rd Conference
Friday, November 4th FBI – BICS Regional Refresher **For
BICS Credentialed Members Only**

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MEET FACE TO FACE WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, CONTRACT COMPANIES, AND VENDORS, TO PICK UP ADDITIONAL WORK!!

REGISTRATION LINKS TO BE RELEASED SOON

SAVE THE DATES AND BRING YOUR RESUME!!!


The ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED BACKGROUND INVESTIGATORS (ACBI)
and Peraton

Business Networking HAPPY HOUR

ACBI is proud to partner with various Investigative Service Providers (ISPs) to connect investigators with potential work, and stay on top of our industry. These virtual networking events are open to anyone interested. ACBI is open to all positions in the national security background investigation industry: Reviewers/Case Analysts, Investigators, Assigners, Record Searchers…. Join ACBI now to access full benefits!

The July 7, 2022 virtual networking Happy Hour with Peraton, was a success!

We were joined by:

Naranjo, Maree (PERATON RDG), Contractor Liaison
Cockrum, Katie (PERATON RDG), Regional Director
Richardson, James B (PERATON RDG), Regional Director
Boaz, Jennifer (PERATON RDG), National Director Independent Contractors/Investigative Records Branch

Peraton (aka KeyPoint/Perspecta) Risk Decision Group is actively recruiting experienced personnel as well as individuals looking to gain initial National Training Standards in the Background Investigations field to increase field capacity to meet their 9 Governmental Customer Contracts. They currently service DCSA, DHS Wide, DHSHQ, CBP, ICE, FRB, USPS, USCIS, BOG and multiple Intel government contracts. There are both employment opportunities with competitive salary, quarterly bonus and all expenses/mileage/PTO paid. For employment openings: https://careers.peraton.com. As Independent Contractors, Peraton RDG requires a business license for direct contract engagement and resumes can be sent to Contractor.Engagement@rdg.peraton.com and reference ACBI. If an independent contractor does not want to create a business entity, they can still engage with Peraton via one of our 3 subcontractors 1Force, Brush Creek or Potomac Management Solutions. With our internal Investigative Help Team, Dynamic Training and first hand support with a proven Contractor Liaison team success is yours’ to have.

Next virtual Happy Hour will be TBA. As always, feel free to contact ACBI with any questions!


Pargon Happy Hour

ACBI is proud to partner with various Investigative Service Providers (ISPs) to connect
investigators with potential work, and stay on top of our industry. These virtual networking
events are open to anyone interested. ACBI is open to all positions in the national security
background investigation industry: Reviewers/Case Analysts, Investigators, Assigners, Record
Searchers…. Join ACBI now to access full benefits!

The June 9, 2022 virtual networking Happy Hour with Paragon Investigations, was a success!

We were joined by:

Colleen Serra, National Contractor Coordinator
Ryan Jefferson, National Field Director
Doug Steele, President
Zoran Jurkin, National Quality Director
Jaime Benfer, National Director of Strategic Planning and Logistics
Katrina Baronetski, Recruiting Manager
Kelly Johnson, Field Team Leader
Elaine Stallter, Case Assignment Coordinator

We discussed Paragon’s company values, especially INTEGRITY rooted in everything and
Paragon’s commitment to lasting relationships with investigators.

Paragon is currently recruiting investigators across the country for Contract, Employee, and
entry level Investigators, Case Analysts/Reviewers, and more. Even if you do not see your
location on the website, still send an email to Paragon. Paragon has a referral program!

For hiring questions, please contact investigations-IC@parasys.com and reference ACBI.

Next virtual Happy Hour will be co-hosted with Peraton on July 7, 2022. As always, feel
free to contact ACBI with any questions!


OMNIPLEX Happy Hour

ACBI is proud to partner with various Investigative Service Providers (ISPs) to connect investigators with potential work, and stay on top of our industry. These virtual networking events are open to anyone interested. ACBI is open to all positions in the national security background investigation industry: Reviewers/Case Analysts, Investigators, Assigners, Record Searchers…. Join ACBI now to access full benefits!

The May 26, 2022 virtual networking Happy Hour with OMNIPLEX, a Constellis company, was a success! We were joined by:

Todd Edwards, Investigative Services Group (ISG) Recruiting Manager
Natalie Nencioni, Senior Director of Operations
Scott Meier, Vice President, ISG
Kristen Grundler, Director, Field Operations
Catherine Curtis, Regional Field Manager, South Central
Michelle Hiddeman, Regional Operations Manager, DC/MD/VA
Ryan Espiritu-Santo, Regional Field Manager, West Coast
Nancy Check, Lead Investigator

We discussed upcoming industry changes with Trusted Workforce 2.0, transitioning back to being in the field in person post-COVID, specific California employment laws that affect investigators, current investigator hiring at OMNIPLEX including the upcoming job fair June 22 at their Headquarters in Herndon, VA, and recruiting investigators across the country for Contract, Employee, and entry level Investigators. If you know anyone with no experience who is interested in starting a new career, OMNIPLEX is the place to start!

For OMNIPLEX hiring questions, please contact isgrecruiting@constellis.com or Stephen.Bijani@constellis.com and reference ACBI.

Next virtual Happy Hour will be co-hosted with Paragon on June 9, 2022. As always, feel free to contact ACBI with any questions!


ACBI Members,

Please make sure that all of your contact information is accurate in your profile. Log in at ACBI.net and go to your profile and make sure your email address, phone number, and other information is accurate. We are planning a conference for the Fall of 2022, re-doing our website, and hosting virtual Happy Hours. To notify all of you of the developments, we try to send out emails. A lot of emails sent out recently have come back as having invalid email addresses. For example, if you joined ACBI and used a GDIT email address, but no longer work there, the email is being bounced back to us as being rejected.

If you have any questions at all, please let us know by .


Mission Statement

The Association of Certified Background Investigators, Inc. is a national, professional organization comprised of contract investigators who conduct national security background investigations for federal agencies of the United States Government, domestic and TDY overseas. Our mission is to develop and maintain liaison with contract companies and government agencies; to provide our membership with the earliest notice of potential contract opportunities; to assist contract companies and federal agencies in locating highly qualified investigators; to provide services on short notice for both short or a long term basis; to assist our membership in maintaining and enhancing their professional investigative skills and to provide a means for investigators to share information to better perform their duties throughout the United States and its possessions.

If you are a representative of a contract company, federal agency or a private business firm, and you are searching for qualified investigators to fulfill your requirements, please contact us . You will get an immediate response from a member of this Board of Officers. A number of our members are licensed by their local states as private investigators. We maintain a list of those investigators in case we are called upon for such referrals.

The Association of Certified Background Investigators, Inc. was founded on October 1, 2001 in Chantilly, Virginia and incorporated as a formal organization on March 7, 2003 in Maryland. The organization was founded by Earl Gould of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. His co-founders were Kathy Pursel, Jason Armintrout, Stephanie Fink, Gary Lafferty, Jim Bordenet, Russell Standford and Grant Harmon. The organization was granted non-profit status based, Section 501 (c) (6), by the IRS on April 10, 2003. The original meeting was comprised of 31 background investigators in 2002. Our membership total today hovers around 500 active federal contract background investigators and the list continues to grow. Membership is open to any individual who is currently working, under contract, to conduct background investigations, directly for a government agency or through a contract company. The Association of Certified Background Investigators offers our membership, networking with other investigators, early notification of potential contract opportunities, national conferences and problem resolution.

If you wish to join our organization, fill out our membership application.