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Security Clearance Process

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is the government agency in charge of ensuring the safe use of radioactive materials used to benefit civilization, e.g., nuclear power plants. As you might imagine, the NRC Personnel Security Program runs a tight ship to ensure its’ cleared employees, contractors, and licensees are

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Unresolved financial issues are the most common reason for the denial of a security clearance.  A common misnomer is that the amount of debt directly correlates to the clearance denial. This is not true. It is the circumstances that led to the debts and actions taken to resolve the debts that weigh

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I ran across an interesting security clearance appeal case involving a bag of traveling cookies laced with THC that found their way into the refrigerator of a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor with a security clearance. The contractor’s security clearance was suspended after testing positive on a drug test and

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Obtaining Security Clearance

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Hearing and Appeals recently ruled on an appeal granting eligibility for access authorization to a DOE contractor who was initially denied due to financial issues. This case was a good example of overcoming events beyond your control and acting responsibly in resolving the

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