The Whole-Person Concept for Security Clearance Applicants
In applying the Whole-Person Concept, an administrative judge or adjudicator must evaluate an applicant’s eligibility for a security clearance by considering the totality of the applicant’s conduct and all relevant circumstances. You will see this verbiage written in all of the case summaries by Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals judges.
Steps You Can Take to Help Speed Up Your Background Investigation
Security clearance reform over the past few years have helped lower the length of time it takes to complete the required national security background investigation. Latest metrics published by the Defense Security and Counterintelligence Agency (DCSA) show Tier 5 investigations for Top Secret taking an average 100 days or less to complete
Clearance Denied Due to Overdue Student Loans
Based on historical Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) cases, it would be a good bet that one of the first cases for this year involved financial issues. The DoD Central Adjudication Facility (CAF) issued this applicant a Statement of Reasons (SOR) regarding her $212,000 in delinquent student loans
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