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Sep
26
Marko Hakamaa
Clearance Suspended for Navy Sailor Who Refused to Stand During the National Anthem – Another Social Media Frenzy Starts
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Those in the military forfeit many personal freedoms that the rest of the civilian population take for granted. Following rules, regulations, and the orders of those appointed over you are an essential part of military discipline and order. All enlistees take  an oath of enlistment which states  “I, (name of enlistee), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

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Sep
21
Marko Hakamaa
NBIB Transition Team Finally Offers Hard Details and Numbers
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We are less than two weeks away from OPM’s self-imposed deadline for the NBIB to take over the federal background investigation process and there was a vacuum of any detailed information about how it was going to operate. Finally, as noted in an article posted on Federal News Radio a few days ago, transition leader Jim Onusko provided some insight into the process. The NBIB apparently has a new business process model that is incorporated eight new key functions that are supposed to help current processes become more effective and efficient. An example cited by Onusko was the creation of an SES position to oversee the automation and digitization of investigative processes for the Federal Investigative Records Enterprise (FIRE).

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Sep
13
Marko Hakamaa
Tier 5 Background Investigations Implemented to Take Place of SSBI
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OPM has finally moved forward in implementing the Tier 5 background investigation product to replace the Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). ODNI and OPM had collaborated on developing the new standards back in 2012 in order to provide quality control and consistency on investigations for Top Secret clearances. The change to Tier 5 will take place effective October 1st and periodic reinvestigations will be known as a Tier 5R, replacing the SSBI-PR and PPR.

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