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Security Clearance Denial

Lieutenant Fan Yang, a U.S. Navy Flight Officer, was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for his involvement in U.S. firearms export control violations, failure to report foreign national contacts, and making false statement during the security clearance process. Lt. Yang, who had a Top-Secret security clearance, conspired with a

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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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A research study conducted by the RAND Corporation takes a look at how adjudicative criteria for evaluating the trustworthiness of security clearance applicants has changed from the “baby boomer’ generation to today’s “Generation Z”. The report breaks down trends and risk factors common to all generations and shows how the

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Obtaining Security Clearance

There has been much discussion about what constitutes a foreign national contact when filling out the SF-86 or what the reporting requirements are under continuous evaluation. Opinions are diverse and open to a matter of interpretation. However, a State Department employee who had a Top Secret security clearance went a

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