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Background Investigations

There are different types of federal background investigations and matching adjudicative criteria used to make favorable or unfavorable determinations. Depending on the purpose and level of the investigation, adjudicators are trained to apply the correct adjudicative criteria to each case. Here are the different types of adjudicative determinations: National Security

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Obtaining Security Clearance

Adjudicative guidelines provide adjudicators the option to grant applicants a security clearance under conditions when the issues present have been partially mitigated and the applicant has shown intent to follow through on resolving any remaining concerns. This is considered an exception as defined in Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 4: National Security

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