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Background Investigations

I recently read a Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case where a DoD contractor was denied continued eligibility for a security clearance because of a history of illegal drug use (marijuana). Nowadays marijuana use is not a big deal as long as you have been off it for at least

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Background Investigations

Public trust positions are those which carry out duties that do not require access to classified national security information but do have other duties that could cause moderate or high risk damage to other individuals or the agency they are working for. A recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals

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Background Investigations

A supervisory human resource specialist at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was removed as a result of an adverse suitability determination after the completion of a public trust background investigation needed for his position. This individual was a supervisory human resources specialist with the Department of the Army (DA)

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Background Investigations

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) issued Federal Investigations Notice (FIN) 20-01 announcing the release of the revised Standard Form 85P used for Public Trust background investigations. The new form will ask applicants to provide more information in areas like foreign travel, criminal records and arrests, and credit history. Up to

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