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Security Clearance Denial

Illegal drug use appeals are piling up at the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals, mostly due to marijuana being legalized for recreational and medical use in more and more states. As noted by the Director of National Intelligence in a memorandum published in 2021, marijuana use in and of itself is not automatically

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Security Clearance Process

The Department of State’s (DoS) Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) was accused of discriminatory and biased practices when it came to granting security clearances due to its assignment restrictions policies. Last year, the DoS ended their restrictions policy that had allowed the DS to deny applicants a security clearance for foreign service

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Past Security Clearance Posts

Security Clearance Denial

Having been in the military myself many years ago, it always astounds me when I read about military personnel who blatantly use drugs while in the service,…
Obtaining Security Clearance

It is highly recommended for security clearance applicants and current clearance holders to review their online digital footprint. This ensures anything they may have posted…
Security Clearance Denial

This particular Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case was certainly an interesting read just because of the audacity of the applicant in thinking…