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Adjudication

Adjudication

When applicants receive a Statement of Reasons (SOR) intending to deny them eligibility for a security clearance it usually contains details of the disqualifying issues found in their background investigation and identifies the specific adjudicative guidelines they fall under (e.g., Guideline E: Personal Conduct). However, on appeal when an administrative

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Adjudication

In a rare case of double reversal, the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) Board issued a final decision reversing the previous DOHA judge’s decision to grant the applicant eligibility for a clearance after the Department of Defense (DoD) had initially denied it. Here is a summary of the case and

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Adjudication

It has been a while since I have focused on the adjudicator’s role in the security clearance process, but a recent Department of Justice report of investigation caught my eye, specifically because it detailed the failure of senior Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) managers to follow the recommendations of personnel security adjudicators in suspending

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Adjudication

As noted in a posting by William Henderson on our main site regarding the recent release of Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 4 – National Security Adjudicative Guidelines, a few changes were made to some of the adjudicative definitions and concerns. Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse has some

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