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Aug
17
Marko Hakamaa
No Cell Phone Rule Should Apply to All Sensitive Meetings
Cybersecurity
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As we all know, if you work in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) cell phones are a prohibited item due to the ability for someone to use it to take pictures of classified information or to record classified conversations. Additionally, our adversaries have the ability to remotely manipulate your cell phone to surreptitiously turn it on and monitor your conversations without you knowing it. The no-cellphone rule addresses both the insider threat and espionage by outsiders.

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Aug
14
Marko Hakamaa
Listing Military Service and Discharge Types on Your Background Investigation Application
Clearance Jobs
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As an extension to my previous post about listing employment terminations on the investigative forms, listing accurate and complete military service information is also very important. In numerous cases I have come across instances where an applicant is less than candid when listing their military service. The SF-86 asks “Have you EVER served in the U.S. military”? If you served on active duty and subsequently served in an active National Guard or Reserve component then you are required to list each separately. It then asks if you were discharged and if so, what type. The OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Service) also asks for military service data and type of discharge. This is where a lot of applicants get in trouble.

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Aug
12
lindy.kyzer
Congressional Research Service Releases New Reports on OPM Breach
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As Congress struggles to find a solution to the massive data breach affecting cleared personnel, the Congressional Research Service has produced two new reports on the breaches that have been obtained and published by the Federation of American Scientists.

The first, OPM Data Breach: Personnel Security Background Investigation Data, offers insight into the information that was breached, it describes the data included in an SF-86, SF-85, and SF-85P, as well as the background investigation notes, fingerprints, and other data that may have been lost. It’s a decent refresher if it has been awhile since your security clearance investigation and you’ve completely forgotten what’s included.

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