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Marko Hakamaa

Marko Hakamaa served in various military police positions with the United States Army worldwide for 22 years before retiring in 2006 as a Master Sergeant. Afterwards, he transitioned into the civilian workforce as a contractor background investigator for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before entering civil service as a Security Specialist in 2009.

Obtaining Security Clearance

Last month I wrote about the Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021 that was submitted to Congress with the aim of identifying security clearance applicants who may have participated in events such as those that occurred on January 6, 2021 at the Capitol. Last week another bill called the Security Clearance Review

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Security Clearance Denial

to those that spin a web of lies or hide information.

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Unresolved financial issues are the most common reason for the denial of a security clearance.  A common misnomer is that the amount of debt directly correlates to the clearance denial. This is not true. It is the circumstances that led to the debts and actions taken to resolve the debts that weigh

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Security Clearance Process

The Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021 has the primary aim of ferreting out security clearance applicants who have or had membership or affiliations with organizations who spread conspiracy theories.

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