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Security Clearance Denial

I recently ran across an interesting and unusual Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals case in which the clearance applicant began communicating via social media with a person who she thought was an actor from a show she likes. The applicant started sending him gifts and money worth thousands of

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Security Clearance Process

One of the first security clearance appeal cases in 2023 for the Department of Energy (DOE) involved issues and concerns under sexual behavior, personal conduct, drug involvement, psychological conditions, and criminal conduct. The DOE contractor was issued a Letter of Interrogatory and his subsequent response did not mitigate the concerns.

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Past Security Clearance Posts

Security Clearance Process

In 2022 we saw big changes in the way the government vets security clearance applicants and those already cleared. Reinvestigations are a thing of the…
Security Clearance Denial

In many security clearance appeal cases the applicant is denied eligibility based on withholding information or not being entirely candid. Take for instance, marijuana use. The…
Security Clearance Process

The adjudicative guidelines for national security investigations are applied the same across the board. It matters not whether it is for a Secret or Top Secret clearance.…