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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 Intelligence (DNI) last week and establishes policy for the DNI appellate review process for employees who seek to appeal an adverse final agency determination with

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Background Investigations

I recently read a Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case where a DoD contractor was denied continued eligibility for a security clearance because of a history of illegal drug use (marijuana). Nowadays marijuana use is not a big deal as long as you have been off it for at least

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Past Security Clearance Posts

Security Clearance Denial

Going to work slightly drunk from the previous night is one thing, but it is not as egregious as drinking alcohol while on the job.…
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A contractor was recently denied eligibility for a security clearance by the DoD CAF based on financial issues and personal conduct. He subsequently appealed to…
Security Clearance Denial

Many security clearances holders who have Top Secret or Secret clearance eligibility (also known as collateral) are wary about applying for jobs that require Sensitive…
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