Security Clearance Denial
Reasons why security clearance applications are rejected.
Under the national security adjudicative guidelines Personal Conduct (Guideline E) covers many areas that don’t fall into criteria under other guidelines. Disqualifying conduct under personal conduct includes dishonesty, history of rule-breaking, failure to follow orders, negligence in work performance, falsification, civil litigation, or omission of relevant facts during the background
I have read through some pretty interesting case summaries over the years, but this Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case I ran across stood out for the blatant fabrication of information that turned out to be completely false. The DoD initially denied this contractor clearance eligibility based on
Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption is one of the grayer areas when it comes to evaluating a person’s character, reliability and trustworthiness and deciding whether to grant them eligibility for a security clearance. Alcohol consumption usually in and of itself does not end up disqualifying someone, but rather the associated conduct
The Department of Defense (DoD) denied security clearance eligibility to a defense contractor for not paying on over $27,000 in delinquent debts despite having an annual income of $120,000. The contractor subsequently appealed the decision with the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) who upheld the denial. Here is