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The number of Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals cases involving illegal drug use has increased dramatically over the last few years, likely fueled by the increased number of states who have legalized marijuana. In reading the summaries of these appeals, I noted that the applicants who were upfront and honest about

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Security Clearance Process

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is responsible for running the DoD’s Continuous Vetting (CV) Program. They also enroll non-DoD agency employees into CE. One part of the CE program, run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is called Rap Back, which is short for “Record of Arrest and Prosecution Background.”  Prior

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Past Security Clearance Posts

Security Clearance Denial

In one of the more unusual Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) cases I have seen in quite a while, this defense contractor had…
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Background Investigations

There has been a slew of instances where federal background investigators have been indicted for falsifying their work in regard to completing records checks and interviews. The…
Security Clearance Denial

Another Defense Office of Hearing an Appeals (DOHA) case to shake your head at and say, “What the heck was he thinking?” This security clearance…
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