ClearanceJobs Blog where you can read and discuss government security clearance process, sf86, how to get a security clearance job and background investigations issues. Please read our getting started section before posting.

Security Clearance news

Obtaining Security Clearance

Most of the case examples highlighted on this site are clearance denials upheld by the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA). Here is a good example of a case where the applicant had issues concerning recent cocaine and then lying about it, but was able to mitigate the issues and be

Read More |Discuss
Security Clearance Process

Charlie Phalen, Director of the National Background Investigation Bureau (NBIB), provided security professionals and industry leaders attending the Intelligence & National Security Alliance Summit with updates to current security clearance and background investigation processing timelines. According to a post by Federal News Radio, among the various topics covered were: E-Application

Read More |Discuss

Past Security Clearance Posts

Security Clearance Process

The Department of State (DS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released their findings on DS security clearance processes and discovered that agency officials used blanket…
2 replies
Security Clearance Denial

Time and time again I run across background investigation applications where the applicant listed criminal charges that are contradicted by the FBI criminal history check…
Career Advice

The DoD and the Intelligence Community seem to be suffering an uptick in the number cleared employees or contractors who are at the center of…