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Background Investigations

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The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) published guidance last week for defense industry security professionals regarding automatic enrollment into DoD’s Continuous Vetting (CV) Program for clearance holders. The Vetting Risk Operations (VRO) is tasked with ensuring industry security clearance holders are enrolled in CV. The VRO recently discovered a glitch in the automatic

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Background Investigations

In accordance with Security Executive Agency Directive (SEAD) 3 all security clearance holders are required to report suspicious contact with foreign nationals, especially if they are associated with a foreign government. In a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) case an Air Force civilian employee, Xiaoming Zhang, was convicted of providing false

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Background Investigations

Public trust positions are those which carry out duties that do not require access to classified national security information but do have other duties that could cause moderate or high risk damage to other individuals or the agency they are working for. A recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals

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Background Investigations

I noticed a few entry level background investigators positions being advertised by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). This is a part of their planned multi-year growth in personnel and resources. Once fully staffed DCSA will have a mix of 13,000 government and contractor employees supporting the DoD and

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