Security Clearance Denial
Reasons why security clearance applications are rejected.
A recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals cases involving the misuse of information technology caught my eye because the applicant argued his former employer’s investigation had no merit because he had never been investigated by any law enforcement agency or charged with any offense, therefore it was not really
Isolated instances of not following rules or protocol when taken by themselves are usually not a concern when it comes to determining eligibility for access to classified national security information. However, when a pattern of rule-breaking starts to emerge it is an indication of a deeper psychological issue when the
Having been in the military myself, I know it takes quite a bit to get kicked out for misconduct. Commanders give their troops every available option to rehabilitate behavioral issues before resorting to discharge proceedings. A DoD contractor security clearance applicant, also former marine, was denied eligibility for a clearance
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