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Lisa Loss

Director, Suitability Executive Agent Programs

Lisa Loss is the Director of Suitability Executive Agent (SuitEA) Programs at the Office of Personnel Management.

Ms. Loss serves as the principal advisor to the OPM Director in their role as the Suitability and Credentialing Executive Agent. She is responsible for government-wide suitability policy, oversight, and operations and for driving modernization of suitability and credentialing vetting in the executive branch enterprise.

Ms. Loss’ enthusiasm for her current role stems from more than thirty years’ experience in government vetting programs at Defense Investigative Service, Defense Security Service, and OPM. Prior to establishing the SuitEA office at OPM, Ms. Loss was Deputy Associate Director for External Affairs at OPM’s Federal Investigative Services, where she directed investigative policy, training of Executive Branch investigators and adjudicators and Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act matters, and liaised with 100-plus federal agency stakeholders.

Ms. Loss has served as an expert advisor to several presidential task forces and numerous cross-agency initiatives to improve the way the federal government examines the trustworthiness of applicants and employees. As a member of the Joint Suitability and Security Clearance Reform Team, Ms. Loss was awarded the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation by the Director of National Intelligence for work in improving security clearance processes, and she has twice received OPM’s Director’s Award for Excellence.

Ms. Loss graduated magna cum laude from Immaculata College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Studies. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in October 2014.

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