What is the “Security Clearance Portability for Departing Servicemembers” Act?
On May 12, 2022 U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R- OH. and two fellow House members, Stephanie Bice, R-Okla., and Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich. introduced a new bill, H.R. 7738, aimed to expand employment opportunities for departing servicemembers transitioning into civilian national security contractor jobs by making it easier to transfer Department
Listing Military Service and Discharge Types on Your Background Investigation Application
As an extension to my previous post about listing employment terminations on the investigative forms, listing accurate and complete military service information is also very important. In numerous cases I have come across instances where an applicant is less than candid when listing their military service. The SF-86 asks “Have
Question 21, Counseling and Security Clearance Applications
The issue of mental health stigma has always surrounded question 21 of Standard Form 86 (SF-86). It’s a fact that few applicants are denied a clearance based on listing mental health counseling on the security clearance form. But experts argue that including the question will prevent some from seeking help
Is Strain on Deployed Troops Also a Strain on the Clearance Process?
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged with 17 counts of murder last week, after allegedly shooting Afghan civilians in their sleep in a massacre that has strained already troubled U.S. –Afghan relations. As analysts look to the cause and unpack the details one area that hasn’t escaped their