Security Clearance Denial
Reasons why security clearance applications are rejected.
I ran across an interesting security clearance appeal case involving a bag of traveling cookies laced with THC that found their way into the refrigerator of a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor with a security clearance. The contractor’s security clearance was suspended after testing positive on a drug test and
A Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD) from the military is not seen as often as a General (under honorable conditions) and usually is the result of serious criminal conduct or other behaviors. In a recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case, a DoD contractor was initially denied security clearance
Recently, I have noticed the number of appeals submitted to the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) where security clearance eligibility was denied based on marijuana use. It seems many applicants think because it is legal in their state or because it has been federally decriminalized, it is not
It is well known that debt is the number one reason for security clearance eligibility denials according to appeals statistics over the years. One would think new clearance applicants would do a little research and make sure their finances were in good shape, or at least not so obviously bad as to