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Security Clearance Denial

I have noticed an uptick in the number of Defense Office of Hearing an Appeals (DOHA) cases involving security clearance applicants who unwittingly fell for scams involving foreign nationals from China. How does this happen? Here are two actual DOHA case scenarios: This security clearance applicant meets a Chinese woman online in

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Adjudication

The Senate Intelligence Committee approved a provision for the 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act that will amend current language regarding past marijuana use which is a disqualifier for some federal agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, and a few others. This follows a similar trend in policy shifts

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Past Security Clearance Posts

Security Clearance Denial

It is never a good idea to intentionally solicit sex with someone who you know to be a minor. And even if you don’t realize…
Security Clearance Jobs

On May 12, 2022 U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R- OH. and two fellow House members, Stephanie Bice, R-Okla., and Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich. introduced a new…
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…