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Mar
27
Marko Hakamaa
The United Kingdom Security Clearance Vetting Process
Getting/Updating a Clearance, Uncategorized
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The United Kingdom, one of our closest allies, conducts security vetting much in the same way as the U.S. does in granting security clearances, but there are some differences in terminology and level of inquiries. The Defense Business Services (DBS) National Security Vetting (NSV) branch is their equivalent of our Office of Personnel Management and carries out most of the national security vetting. The U.K. breaks down their security vetting into four main levels of Government security clearance:

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Mar
17
Marko Hakamaa
Clearance Denied for Pretending to Have a Clearance
Getting/Updating a Clearance
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In a rather unusual and interesting Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case, the Statement of Reasons (SOR) issued to the individual cited Guideline K (Handling Protected Information) and Guideline E (Personal Conduct) as the disqualifiers in denying the clearance.

Classified conference? Invite Only…

The particular circumstances of this case involved a government contractor who took it upon himself to attend a classified conference without submitting the required visit authorization letter, which was required so security personnel could verify his clearance. Subsequently, the individual took other actions to circumvent the clearance verification procedures in order to attend classified briefings even though his clearance had expired 5 months prior and he had not submitted an application for reinvestigation.

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Mar
10
Marko Hakamaa
Facility Clearance Process Updated
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DSS Updates the FCL Request Process

The Defense Security Service (DSS) has finished updates to the Facility Clearance (FCL) process in efforts to improve accountability and make it more efficient. The updates include a “FCL Roadmap” and an accompanying FCL Orientation Handbook that provide detailed explanations of the process and how to submit a request through electronically through the e-FCL.

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