Security Clearance Jobs Forum discussing cleared job opportunities in defense, SF86/eQIP help, and clearance reform.
Jul
14
Marko Hakamaa
Tips to Ensure Your Security Clearance Application is Processed Expeditiously
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Most security clearance applications that are rejected by the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are due to missing or incomplete information. Applicants can help expedite the clearance process by ensuring their application is filled out completely and accurately with current phone numbers, addresses, and contacts.  If you have lived and worked overseas you should list references that are located in the United States who can verify the overseas activities. All employment, whether part-time or volunteering, and periods of unemployment are required to be listed.  All educational institutes attended within the scope of the question are required to be listed; if none then the last degree awarded should be listed.

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Jul
7
Marko Hakamaa
Licking Food Leads to Battery Charges and Clearance Revocation
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A recent news story from New Mexico highlights the seriousness of conduct that is directed towards law enforcement officials. According to an article filed by Reuters, Yolanda Arguello, a kitchen employee working as a contractor for the New Mexico Department of Corrections licked the cheese on sandwiches and sucked on ice cubes or placed them on the floor before serving them to probation and parole officers. As a result, she is facing felony battery charges on a peace officer and her security clearance was revoked.

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Jun
30
Marko Hakamaa
Handling Protected Information and Social Media Hazards for Cleared Professionals
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When discussing security clearances and one’s responsibilities, most associate it with handling and protecting classified national security information. However, often overlooked is the fact that handling and preventing unauthorized disclosure of other types of protected information is just as important.  These may include: For Official Use Only; Sensitive But Unclassified; proprietary, export-controlled; or Privacy Act information. Adjudicators view an individual’s deliberate or negligent failure to comply with rules and regulations for protecting classified information, or for protecting controlled but unclassified information as a serious security concern that raises doubt about an individual’s trustworthiness, judgment, reliability, or willingness and ability to safeguard such information.

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