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A recently released report published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) showed that the number of new security clearances and reinvestigations for existing clearances granted has decreased by 9 percent since 2011. The report suggested that this decline is due to a delayed effort to comply

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Obtaining Security Clearance

The Department of Defense issued an updated Adjudicative Desk Reference (ADR) in March 2014 to assist adjudicators, investigators, and security managers to implement the U.S. Government Personnel Security Program. As in previous versions of the ADR, drug involvement is considered potentially disqualifying conduct.  With so much media and press attention being given to

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Past Security Clearance Posts

Obtaining Security Clearance

Whereas final clearance can take a year or more to be awarded, interim clearances are the odd anomaly. Akin to a "temporary" clearance, they can…
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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…