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Obtaining Security Clearance

If you’re applying for a security clearance and wonder how questions surrounding drug and alcohol use will affect your final decision, the answer is: It depends. Not all forms of drug and alcohol use are the equal for purposes of a security clearance.   Generally, these behavioral instances aren’t necessarily a

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Background Investigations

The Justice Department came under fire earlier this year for failing to check references for law enforcement hires. A report released by the agency’s inspector general found that background checks and security clearance investigations were considered by some to be a replacement for standard workplace reference checks. Job seekers often mistake an

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Past Security Clearance Posts

Background InvestigationsObtaining Security Clearance

Ask your questions here regaring security clearances and our regular contributors will try to answer them. Here are the rules: Please do not address a contributor…
Background InvestigationsObtaining Security Clearance

An article in the Washington Business Journal on Friday, April 25, 2008 reported information from a survey of more than 100 government contractors, made by…
Background InvestigationsObtaining Security Clearance

An April 27, 2008 Los Angeles Times article reported on a new study, released in March, by the Pentagon's little-known Defense Personnel Security Research Center,…