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Background Investigations

At first, it looked like 62 workers at Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)’s military payroll accounting facility in Cleveland, Ohio would lose their jobs due to credit problems. In the past, other DFAS workers in Columbus and Indianapolis had lost jobs because of credit issues.  The Cleveland facility processes

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Security Clearance Process

Amid growing unemployment, foreclosure and delinquency rates are spiking.  We thought it would be a good time to revisit how a person’s personal financial situation can affect their  security clearance. A sampling of Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) security clearance hearings showed (in 2007, just when the recession

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Security Clearance Denial

What should you do… 1. Start correcting the problem immediately, document all efforts, and keep a chronology of activities. 2. Get credit reports from all three national credit reporting companies and use the reports to make a list of all your creditors, but understand its limits. Things that sometimes don’t

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Obtaining Security Clearance

With the economic downturn and entering the seventh year of overseas combat, some Soldiers and civilians are worried about their security clearance. The commander of the U.S. Army Central Personnel Security Clearance Facility (CCF) wants all Army personnel to understand that “they can obtain counseling services for financial and mental

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