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foreign influence

Background Investigations

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) released a statement last week on the indictment of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) federal employee, Yifei Chu, for falsifying his clearance application. He did not provide the required information regarding his Taiwanese military contacts and he had kept dual citizenship with

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Security Clearance Denial

It seems everyday you hear about technology, trade secrets or proprietary theft by foreign agents acting on behalf of China and it is well known their aggressive cyber-espionage threat, not only to the United States, but the entire world is high. The U.S. State Department has established a “One China”

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Security Clearance Denial

I have noticed an uptick in the number of Defense Office of Hearing an Appeals (DOHA) cases involving security clearance applicants who unwittingly fell for scams involving foreign nationals from China. How does this happen? Here are two actual DOHA case scenarios: This security clearance applicant meets a Chinese woman online in

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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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