Security Clearance Process
Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 9 Whistleblower Protection: Appellate Review of Retaliation Regarding Security Clearances and Access Determinations was released by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) last week and establishes policy for the DNI appellate review process for employees who seek to appeal an adverse final agency determination with
Security clearance reform has been the hot topic over the past few years with implementation of Continuous Evaluation (CE) and Continuous Vetting (CV) programs taking the place of periodic reinvestigations, and more recently, the impending roll out of Trusted Workforce 2.0. One of the more interesting changes coming down the pike will be
In total, 37 states have now legalized medical or recreational marijuana use and others have changed laws to decriminalize use or possession. However, under federal law, security clearance applicants and holders must still refrain from any use involving cannabis. This also applies to those who are thinking about investing in stocks or
The filing deadline to submit 2021 tax returns or an extension to file and pay tax owed was April 18, 2022 for most taxpayers. Taxpayers granted an extension will have until October 17, 2022 to file. It is well established that financial issues are the number one reason for a security clearance denial.