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On the Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF-86) in the section labeled “Penalties for Inaccurate or False Statements” it states: The U.S. Criminal Code (title 18, section 1001) provides that knowingly falsifying or concealing a material fact is a felony which may result in fines and/or up to five (5) years imprisonment.
In the security clearance world we all know reporting adverse information or suspicious behavior for clearance holders is a requirement, but does it happen? Based on my own experience I would say the odds are 50-50 depending on who is involved and the potential impact. A recent study conducted by