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Jan
29
Marko Hakamaa
Bill to Reduce Number of Top Secret Clearances for Contractors
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On January 6, 2015 Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, introduced a bill, H.R.55 – Rightsizing Activities of Intelligence Non-Governmental Contractors (RAINC) Act of 2015, that would require the U.S. Intelligence Community to reduce the number of top secret clearances granted to contractors.

Here is the official summary of the bill posted on the OpenCongress.org website:

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Jan
19
Marko Hakamaa
Is the Background Investigator Who Contacted Me Legit?
Getting/Updating a Clearance, investigations
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A background investigator calls you or shows up at your door and says they want to ask you some questions about someone you know. How do you know they are legit?

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Federal Investigations Service (FIS) provides oversight for the federal and contract investigators who perform the investigative checks for background investigations. These investigators carry credentials that identify them as representatives of OPM and must show their credentials before requesting any information. The person who is the subject of the investigation has already given their full consent to run the necessary checks, but if the party who is being questioned for information wants a copy of the Authorization for Release of Information form that was signed, then it must be provided by the investigator. Please note that electronically signed forms are valid in accordance with Public Law 105-277.

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Jan
12
Marko Hakamaa
Top Reasons for Security Clearance Denials in 2014
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Last July I wrote about what the top issues were that resulted in security clearances denials by the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) Board which review industrial security clearance cases. Here are the final numbers on the 884 cases that were heard this year broken down by the types of issues noted in each case (*note- some cases had multiple issues):

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