After sending two emails containing classified information on an unclassified network to unauthorized recipients, a U.S. Air Force civilian employee was fired and his clearance was revoked.
Two recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) cases involved security clearance applicants who had been charged with viewing child pornography, which is a felony offense. Both applicants were denied eligibility for a clearance and on appeal, argued the websites and pictures they had viewed were not considered child pornography even
The financial section questions on the SF-86 are very clear, yet applicants still choose to ignore or not disclose all of their delinquent debts – even when they know they will probably come to light.
It’s rare that decisions made by DOHA judges are overturned, but this is exactly what happened when a man’s clearance was revoked due to $121,000 in delinquent debt.