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Security Clearance Process

A little over a year ago the background investigation case inventory stood at 212,000 during the transition of transferring responsibility from the Office of Personnel Management’s National Background Investigation Bureau to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). In May, the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF) reached a milestone

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Obtaining Security Clearance

It is a fairly good bet that not all security clearance applicants read the fine print in the instructions section before filling out the Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF-86). Under the “Penalties for Providing False or Inaccurate Information” section it states the U.S. Criminal Code (title 18, section 1001)

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Security Clearance Denial

Security clearance holders receive an annual briefing on the requirements for maintaining eligibility and what kinds of activities are a no-no. Yet, time and again a select few choose to ignore the warnings and gamble they won’t get caught. Another recent case involving a Department of Energy contractor shows the

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Career Advice

Security clearance holders are expected to self-report changes or incidents that may impact their clearances in accordance with the National Security Adjudicative Guidelines found in Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 4. Self-reporting, while mandatory, is also a question of personal integrity. The old adage “bad news does not get better

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