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Security Clearance Denial

In one of the more unusual Defense Office of Hearing an Appeals (DOHA) cases, the contractor, who had possessed clearance eligibility since 1997, had it revoked by the DoD in 2019 due to security concerns involving sexual behavior, illegal drug use, and personal conduct. He subsequently submitted a written appeal to

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Security Clearance Process

At the recent National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) meeting the Defense Office of Hearing an Appeals (DOHA) representative provided some interesting information about how DOHA was operating pre-COVID versus how it has adapted post-COVID. Prior to the pandemic, applicants who wanted an in-person hearing had to travel to the hearing

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Security Clearance Process

National Security Adjudicators enter their adjudicative determinations into the various systems of record used to house security clearance information (DISS, CVS, Scattered Castles, etc.).  These determinations could be to grant, deny, or revoke eligibility. They can also enter loss of jurisdiction, close no action, or no determination made. So, what

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Security Clearance Denial

I have seen it time and again where security clearance applicants who are denied eligibility based on financial issues claim the reason for the delinquent debts is because the spouse was in charge of the finances, and they thought all the bills and taxes were being taken care of. A recent Defense

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