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Background Investigations

In accordance with Security Executive Agency Directive (SEAD) 3 all security clearance holders are required to report suspicious contact with foreign nationals, especially if they are associated with a foreign government. In a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) case an Air Force civilian employee, Xiaoming Zhang, was convicted of providing false

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Security Clearance Denial

It is well known that debt is the number one reason for security clearance eligibility denials according to appeals statistics over the years. One would think new clearance applicants would do a little research and make sure their finances were in good shape, or at least not so obviously bad as to

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Past Security Clearance Posts

Security Clearance Process

The security clearance appeal process is where an individual is allowed to present their case via document response or in person with counsel if they…
man writing the word "debt" in bank book
Security Clearance Denial

Financial considerations continue to be the top issue in the denial of eligibility for a security clearance. I have noticed a few recent appeals to the Defense…
Security Clearance Denial

Usually, security clearance applicants who are denied eligibility for access to classified information have one or two disqualifying factors that cannot be mitigated. Well, a…