A common mistake security clearance applicants make is in thinking that criminal charges filed against them resulting in the judge withholding adjudication do not have to be reported. This is not true, regardless of what advice a recruiter, friend, or solicitor may tell you. What does adjudication withheld actually mean?
In May 2012 the DOD made the decision to consolidate all of the various component Central Adjudication Facilities (CAF) into one in order to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and standardize the adjudicative process across the spectrum to develop a level of trust when applying reciprocity. The transition phase started in
In August of 2012 the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), in collaboration with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM,) approved National Training Standards for individuals performing background investigations, national security adjudications, and suitability adjudications. The overall objective of NTS certification is to equip all personnel performing work
The background investigation for defense contractor Edward Snowden was inefficient in several areas, according to a recent review. National Counterintelligence Executive Frank Montoya Jr. led the review of Snowden’s 2011 investigation. He found too few people were interviewed and issues that were presented weren’t pursued, according to documents obtained by the Wall