The Whole-Person Concept for Security Clearance Applicants
In applying the Whole-Person Concept, an administrative judge or adjudicator must evaluate an applicant’s eligibility for a security clearance by considering the totality of the applicant’s conduct and all relevant circumstances. You will see this verbiage written in all of the case summaries by Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals judges.
SCI Access Granted vs. SCI Eligible
Having reviewed a ton of resumes for job applicants who have security clearances, I have noticed a trend in the way many from the Defense Department are listing their current clearance level when it comes to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility. When the DoD’s Central Adjudications Facility reviews and adjudicates
Smoking Weed Will Not be an Automatic Disqualifier for IC Jobs
The Senate Intelligence Committee approved a provision for the 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act that will amend current language regarding past marijuana use which is a disqualifier for some federal agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, and a few others. This follows a similar trend in policy shifts
Mental Health Awareness Month
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) is highlighting May 2022 as Mental Health Awareness Month and developed some statistical and informational products to help security clearance holders understand they do not need to fear losing their security clearance if they seek assistance