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PolygraphSecurity Clearance Process

Want to know the value of a security clearance? Ask someone who has had theirs revoked and fails to get it reinstated upon an appeal to the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). While the accuracy of polygraph examinations remains so controversial that they’re inadmissible in most courts, they

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Security Clearance Denial

Congress is adding muscle to its requests for harsh penalties against those accused of leaking classified information. Last week Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced the Deterring Public Disclosure of Covert Actions Act of 2012, which will revoke the security clearances of individuals who disclose covert actions. Burr emphasized that no

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Background InvestigationsPolygraph

The idea of a polygraph examination can make even those with the cleanest conscience a bit nervous. Like most looming events, the more you think about it, the worse it can seem (or in fact, turn out to be). The latest Cleared News article at offers sage advice for

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Background Investigations

On December 21, 2010 Congress passed the 2010 Anti-Border Corruption Act (S. 3243 [Enrolled]) affecting polygraph examinations and periodic reinvestigations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) law enforcement officers (LEO). The bill made the following findings: Since 2003, 129 CBP officials have been arrested on corruption charges During 2009,

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