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  1. William,

    I learned that it was recinded in september 2007 after i completed my 1 year contact overseas. the clearance for this job requires secrete. I had a interview with a investigator at that time i told him i was no longer with the company and he advised me to let him know when i was with a company and needing clearance . after 3 months the same company wanted to hire me back on dec 2007. So they asked me to make some changes to the equip(sf86) and submit it. after i done that after about 2 week my sfo told me that there was no need to complet another sf86 because i was already in the system. if i can remeber exactly what she said was that my interim was put on hold and then she said its bad and its good . so i’m still confused about this whole thing. so in may 2008 thats when i had my interview and i have been waiting on the final clearance or a determination. i hope this makes a little bit more sense . if not i will call my sfo and write down per betum whats transpired.

    The new company i’m looking at LCM requires a secret and because i guess the final is still out for determination they cant seem to pull my interim
    i’m going to continue to work on my credit but i need to be employed to do that so is it possible to get a intrim while your final is still being processed?

  2. Charles:
    After reading your last post I became more confused than before. I’m sorry, but it’s going to take someone smarter than me to give you any useful advice.

  3. After reading these blogs i can see you have helped so many and you are the go to person here . I’m going to see if i can get a more clear explanation as to the status of my clearance and what happened to the intrim
    from my FSO then i will repost the question with the proper lingo.

    Charles

  4. I have had a secret clearance for more than 30 years. I’m due for an update-I have 30 days to provide the requested info thru eQIP. My spouse and I were separated for a long time then we reconciled. While my spouse has not been working I’ve been the sole provider. My credit score is 601 and I have only one account that was past due only once in June (I’ve since paid that account off) and this was just an oversight on my part. All other accounts are paid on time but my debt to income ratio is poor. Will a rating of 601 with only one late payment over a 48 month period on one account jeopardize my 30+ year career? I have only a few more years to go before I can retire so I’m losing sleep over this. Thanks.

  5. Hi,

    I currently hold a TS/SCI clearance with CI poly with the FBI. My fiancee is tentatively offered a marine corps intelligence job pending TS clearance. We are both squeaky clean in terms of financial and criminal background. My fiancee’s family are all US citizens for generations and have no foreign influence of any kind. I am a naturalized US citizen and so are all my immediate family; however, my mother and sisters are US citizens living overseas in Taiwan. I don’t have any ties overseas other than my mother and sister. We plan to visit them no more than once a year after getting married. Would this hurt my fiancee’s chances to obtain the TS clearance; or to keep my own? I’m uncertain how the adjudicator(s) may spin the relationship even though it was not a problem for FBI. I kept on reading adjudication guideline B and just get more confused each time.

  6. Hi
    I Have a few questions, and need some help here.
    I applied for a job, location Iraq, for a linguist company, I’m US citizen have a dual citizen ship,
    The job require security clearance, My credit is good, no drugs or alcohol problem, accept one arrest I have on July 2008 for domestic violence call it misdemeanor, anyway the judge ordered no contact, then the next day changed to order recision no contact, the state attorney did not file any charge and the case was dismissed.
    Can I get my clearance? That’s the only arrest I have and never been arrested before thank you and God bless you all.

  7. BKG

    Don’t lose any sleep over it. As long as you are paying the bills you will be fine. One late payment is no major issue.

  8. CE

    Sorry for the late reply. I guess my question was “Does the entity offering him the position understand he cannot move until his house sells”? It may take a few months but he cannot start work until the house is sold. Once he is cleared, does the hiring entity accept that he cannot start for a few months after the clearance to start work? Or do they expect to start right away?

    Thanks!

  9. Confused:
    If your mother and sister were living in Taiwan when you were granted your TS/SCI, I don’t see where visiting them once a year would have much of an impact on your clearance, as long as you comply with whatever reporting requirements the FBI has for foreign travel. If your fiancée is going into the intel field, she will probably also need a TS/SCI. Having US citizen in-laws living in a foreign country should be less of a security concern for her than having immediately family members living in Taiwan was for you.

    I agree; reading Guideline B only gives you an idea of what topical areas adjudicators consider in making their decisions. It doesn’t tell you how each condition is view and weighed against individual circumstances. You can get a little better idea of adjudicators’ rationale in deciding these cases by reading individual case decisions at the DOHA website. But keep in mind that DOHA cases are for collateral clearances not SCI eligibility.

  10. Engineer Phd -

    Ah, I understand the question now. I am not sure. That would depend entirely on your friend’s department. Just tell him to be honest and say that he can’t agree to a firm start date as soon as his clearance comes in because he may need a few months. They will probably be very upset if they ask him to start once his clearance comes in and he says “oops, um, just hold the position open for me for a few more months until I sell my house and buy a new one”.

  11. Thanks so much for your quick response and the service you provide here. One more question – with such a low credit score (601) how likely am I to lose the government purchase card or travel card? I heard they were going to start doing credit checks on card holders. I have a purchase card with a high transaction limit because of my training/experience – highest in my department which means they depend on me especially at the end of the fiscal year. It would be very unfortunate not to mention embarassing! Have you seen others with such a low score maintain their clearance and cards? Thanks again for your help!

  12. Investigative checks:

    Both situations could potentially prevent your clearance from being reciprocally accepted (transfer) by another IC agency or reinstated by the original IC agency that granted your clearance. The rules say that agencies do not have to reciprocally accept a clearance granted by another agency if the gaining agency has in its possession new information (since the last adjudication) that indicates that the applicant may not meet adjudicative/investigative standards. In such cases the gaining agency can conduct any investigation they feel is appropriate. But the rules also say that the gaining agency may not request a new SF86 from a person with a current clearance at the same sensitivity level. So according to the rules, the only justification for requesting a new SF86 is if you are being considered for an SCI with a higher sensitivity level (see 16 Jul 06 OMB Memo on reciprocity).

    If you and your fiancee are cohabiting, you could lose your SCI. When you and your fiancee marry, you could lose your SCI. In either situation a limited investigation will be conducted regarding your collateral TS and readjudicated. The actual investigation could take as little as one month, but the total end-to-end time which includes case initiation time, queuing time, review time, case transfer time, and adjudication time could take much, much longer.

  13. Jeff:

    Apparently you were hired as a federal employee in 2005. The NACI (Natonal Agency Check with Written Inquiries) is typically used as the basic investigation to determine if a person meets suitability standards for federal employment. OPM (Office of Personnel Management) opened your NACI on 1 Aug 05 and completed the case 23 Jan 06.

    On 26 Jun 08 OPM opened a Special Agreement Check (SAC) and completed it on 27 Jun 08. There are numerous different SACs. Without the SAC code letter (a, b, c, etc.) there is no way to know what it is (see OPM Federal Investigations Notice No. 07-07). Only your agency knows why a SAC was conducted.

    On 2 Jul 08 OPM opened an NACLC (National Agency Check with Local Agency Checks and Credit Check). This investigation is still open and pending. The NACLC is the basic investigation for a Secret Clearance.

    Did your agency grant you an interim Secret clearance? If not, was it based on something you listed on your SF86? If there is no unfavorable information in your case, OPM should be able complete the investigation in 2 to 4 months. Much depends on the backlog of FBI fingerprint searches. I don’t know how long your agency will take to adjudicate OPM’s completed NACLC.

  14. SSBI Periodic Changes:
    I guess you didn’t heard that Periodic Reinvestigations are going to be replaced by “Continuous Evaluation.” The JSSRT has not yet disclosed the exact scope of investigative activity that will be included in “Continuous Evaluation.” Some informed sources have speculated that Continuous Evaluation will not include a PRSI, unless there is an issue.

  15. Dave:
    You should be seeking advice from an attorney; not here.

  16. Charles:
    If MTS no longer has an employment relationship with you, they should have notified DISCO of this when you left their employment the second time and the case should have been closed as “loss of jurisdiction.” I am surprised your case is still being adjudicated. Since it has been in adjudication since May, I can only guess that there are some major problems, which may be the reason your interim clearance was disappeared. Your interim clearance could also have disappeared because of a normal administrative procedure when a case is closed before it is adjudicated. As to your question about why adjudication takes so long, the answer is the size of the backlog of cases awaiting adjudication and that fact that they do not operate on a first-in, first-out basis. Complex cases take much, much longer than simple cases.

  17. Recent Grad:
    I assume you are talking about copyright violations. There is no place on the SF86 to list the misconduct that you describe. If and when you are asked about such conduct, that is the time to disclose it. The only specifically applicable section of the Adjudicative Guidelines that addresses “Misuse Of Information Technology Systems” (Guideline M) indicates that the: “introduction, removal, or duplication of hardware, firmware, software, or media to or from any information technology system without authorization, when prohibited by rules, procedures, guidelines or regulation” is a security concern and may be potentially disqualifying. I don’t think that what you did was something that the foregoing part of Guideline M intended to specifically address. There are two other sections, Guideline E, Personal Conduct, that includes: “a pattern of dishonesty or rule violation” and Guideline J, Criminal Conduct, that includes: “a single serious crime or multiple lesser offenses” that could also apply to your conduct.

    I am not sure how your conduct will be viewed by an adjudicator, because I have not seen any specific examples of this type of conduct resulting in a tentative or final decision to deny a clearance. I believe that your misconduct is relatively minor when compared to most other potentially disqualifying issues that surface during a security clearance investigation.

  18. I am a DoD employee for 8 years. I have to filed bankruptcy Chapter 7 because of investment properties I had when down the drain with the current housing market. Can DoD fire me? also if I try to apply for another DoD agency job will the bankruptcy affect the chance for me to get the job?

  19. Mr. Henderson,

    Thank you for response. I appreciate you spending your time helping others. The company rescinded their offer because of the need to justify a Letter of Compelling Need. I don’t think I will be applying for an SCI position anytime soon. However, what will happen if I apply for a TS/SSBI position? Will the limited investigation still be required? What if I apply for positions that will only require a Secret clearance? How does that work (to get the clearance downgraded)? My Secret was granted in December 2005. I has been more than 2 years but I currently hold the TS/SCI. How do I initiate the limited investigation or do I have to have a job that requires it ?

    Thank you.

  20. Investigative checks:
    The answer to part of your question depends on what information has been reported to a clearance granting authority. Did you report your foreign fiancee to your FSO before leaving your previous job? Did your previous employer submit an adverse information report concerning your termination of employment? Was your new SF86 submitted to a government agency? Any of these event could have resulted in an notation in your clearance database record. If such a notation exists, it could prevent your clearance from being reinstated at any level without further investigation.

    The 2 year rule for reinstatement of a clearance is based the time since you were last employed in any position that required a security at any level. If 2 years have not elapsed, then the time since the last investigation will be considered—5 years for an SSBI or SSBI-PR and 10 years for a NACLC. An NACLC is a part of both the SSBI and the SSBI-PR, so in your case the date that matters is the date of your last SSBI or SSBI-PR. Your clearance terminated the day you left your last employer, but based only on the time limitations it will remain eligible for reinstatement for 2 years from that date. However, the new information about your termination and foreign fiancee complicates matters.

    The only way to find out if you are eligible to have your clearance transferred to a new company at any level, is to apply for a job that requires a clearance. The FSO at that company will check the appropriate clearance database and will see if there are any problems. You are not obligated to report your termination of employment or your foreign fiancee until you apply to have your clearance reinstated at any level or apply for a new clearance. There is nothing you can do by yourself; all clearance actions must be initiated by a government agency or government contractor. You need to disclose both matters to any potential employer and let their FSO decide how to proceed.

    Neither the termination of employment nor your Canadian citizen fiancee are serious security concerns for a collateral clearance, but a foreign citizen fiancee will probably trigger a limited investigation with or without affecting your current eligibility to have your clearance reinstated at the Secret or Top Secret level.

    I can see a scenario where a potential employer requests that your clearance be reinstated at Secret or TS level and concurrently submits a report about your fiancee. This could possibly result in your clearance being reinstated and a limited investigation being initiated within days of each other.

  21. Mr. Henderson,

    Your answer helped a lot. I didn’t report my fiancee before my leaving the last job. That was because I didn’t know and didn’t think anything of it since she was my gf and we didn’t know if we wanted to get marry. I do not think my employer submit adverse information about me (they agreed to let me resign instead of being terminated)? How do I check? I also do not think a new SF86 was submitted to a new agency. The company rescinded the offer before doing that since the FSO conveyed it ahead of time. If there’s a notation to prevent me from getting cleared at any level do I get notify and allow to appeal ? Also how do I categorize the termination on the SF-86 (I put category 4- Left job by mutual agreement following allegation of unsatisfactory performance) ? Is that correct(i understand that it is not a consultation but an opinion and I will follow up with my company to categorize that the right way). I am grateful for your help even if it is bad news. Should I be even applying for cleared jobs anymore or just regular jobs now ?

    Thanks.

  22. Investigative checks:

    As I previously indicated neither the job termination nor foreign citizen fiancee are serious issues for a collateral security clearance. I don’t think either should limit your job search. I would probably avoid jobs that require SCI, if you and your fiancee are cohabiting or have definite plans to get married. The only way to check on what might be listed in your clearance database record is to apply for a position that requires a clearance.

    This is the way I think it should work: After making a contingent offer of employment to you, the prospective company FSO can initiate the appropriate action in JPAS to reactivate and take “ownership” of your clearance, then wait a day or so to see if it works. If it works, the FSO would then immediate submit an RRU to DISCO concerning your foreign national fiancee, if appropriate. This may seem like working around the system, but the system is not set up to accept reportable information on a person who does not have an “active” clearance or who does not have an open security investigation. In fact DSS only requires that marriage (or cohabitation) to a foreign national be reported for a person with an open clearance investigation. They also require that any marriage (or cohabitation) be reported for a person with an active TS clearance (and some Secret SAP clearances) or who has an open SSBI. (see: Marital Status Changes at https://www.dss.mil/GW/portlets/AutonomyRetrieval/autosuggest.jsp?username=e8e9e6e5f9e0f8&threshold=20&numresult=10&defaultlogo=i_html.gif&display=782&url=%2Fusr%2Flocal%2Fweblogic%2Fbea92%2FportalContent%2F%2Fpsco%2Findus_psc_maintain.html&links=REPORT,MARRIAG&command=getoriginal This is a page at the DSS website. Everytime I go there my web browser warns me the site has a certificate problem.

    From what you said, I think your clearance will be reinstated. If not, your potential employer will have submit the appropriate request and wait for the matter to be resolved through some type of investigation and/or case review. You can not appeal unless the case review results in a denial/revocation of your clearance.

    How you choose to categorize your job termination on the SF86 is not important, as long as you list it at question #22 and explain it in the comment section following question #22 on eQIP or at the continuation space at the end of the paper version of the SF86. Option 4 under question #22 appears to fit your situation closer than the other options. I don’t think you will be required to submit a new SF86, unless there is a notation in your clearance database record.

  23. William Henderson

    I have contacted a few attorneys, both immigration and security clearance related, and none as of yet can tell me the answer to the simple question If I disclose that I have a foreign wife to DSS will they report that to DHS which will start removal proceedings. My question appears to be in the grey area between security and immigration. I do not really care too much if I lose my clearance, but I do not want to get my wife deported. If anyone knows if it is standard procedure for DSS to alert the Department of Homeland security about an illegal immigrant that is reported that information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Dave

  24. I was denied a interim security clearance so I wasn’t able to get a overseas job. How do I find out why my interim was denied. Janurary 08 I got a a bad mark on my credit report from a previous landlord that wasn’t true. I need to find out if this what kept me from getting my clearance.

  25. Dave:
    I don’t think DoD can fire you just because of a bankruptcy. They might be able to fire you, if your position requires a security clearance and your clearance is revoked.

  26. Will:
    I misadressed my response to you (above) by indicating it was for Dave.

  27. Dave:

    I can not definitively tell you what will happen if you report your marriage. DoD and most other federal agencies require anyone holding a security clearance to report their marriage to a foreign national to their security officer. So if you don’t want to report it, the only choice you have is to quit your job.

    There is a general rule applicable to agencies processing security clearances that allows them to report current criminal activity to the concerned law enforcement agency, but this rule does not require that information be reported. Please read the instructions on the SF86–specifically paragraph 3 under “Privacy Act Routine Uses.”

  28. biggQ:
    If you did not receive an interim SECRET clearance, the declination was based only on something in your SF86 or your credit report. You should be aware of any foreign connections or unfavorable information present in these documents.

    If you did not receive an interim TOP SECRET clearance, you can request a copy of your investigative file from the federal agency that conducted the investigation by submitting a Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request. It will probably take a few months to get the file.

  29. I have few quick questions:
    I have a final TS and currently am undergoing SCI portion. The paperwork has been requested/submitted to DIA now:
    1) How long does usually does an investigation for an SCI take? Mind you I have a full active TS.

    2) My grand parents who lived in Eastern Europe have recently passed away. In their will I was given the apartment that they lived in. However, currently the will is being processed by the court system of that country therefore I am not 100% certain if I will receive the apartment or if it will be given to my family members. Now assuming I receive the apartment that was given to me in my grand parents will then will that affect my current and/or future clearance? I know that in the SF-86 there is a question regarding any foreign property. At the time I was filling out the SF-86 I had not foreign property but now I might. Will me owning the apartment given to me in my grand parents will affect my clearance status? Will I have to sell that apartment in order to keep my clearance? Can I give the custody of that apartment to my family members and still retain ownership without affecting my clearance?

    Thank you very much,

    REspectfully,
    John Baker

  30. Am curious if I will be able to get a clearance in my current job.

    Here are the factors:
    1 – terminated for inappropriate conduct at work with a coworker in 2005
    2 – have been in therapy for anger management,depression, childhood issues

    I plan to be open and honest about the terms of my termination, and if need be the issues I am addressing in therapy.
    The above mentioned coworker and I are now engaged.
    And I chose to undertake therapy to better myself as a person, it was not court mandated, etc.

    I have no other criminal, or civil issues.
    Any advice, suggestions appreciated.

    Would I automatically be rejected for a clearance?

  31. Shaun:
    No US citizen is automatically rejected for a clearance. There are five disqualifying issues that can not be mitigated, but when one or more of them exist, an investigation is still conducted and adjudicated. Neither of your issues are among the five. Within the Adjudicative Guidelines there are mitigating factors related to the issues you described.

  32. John:
    Owning property in a foreign country is a potentially disqualifying condition, if it can subject a person to a heightened risk of foreign influence. But it is a condition that can be sufficiently mitigated depending on the property’s location, value (as a percentage of your net worth), and any concomitant responsibilities/obligations. Transferring custody while maintaining ownership isn’t going to make a difference.

    If your last SSBI or SBPR was less than five years ago, the only additional investigative action necessary might be a polygraph exam. Your last investigation (and the results of a polygraph exam, if required) will be adjudicated for SCI eligibility. There are no publicly available data on current adjudicative time at DIA.

  33. Thank you very much William Henderson for your response. I have just few more follow up questions.
    Mainly, if the courts of that nation grand me the inheritance of the apartment then how fast do I have to notify the DSS/OPM/my work? Should I notify them right away or wait for my 2 year review?
    The net worth of the apartment is probably only about 40% of my annual income therefore I do not know how much that will play a role.
    Also, can I pass the ownership to my parents? Will that mitigate the situation? I do not want to loose my job just because I got inheritance.
    Will DSS notify me about my inheritance and ask me to explain or will they just pull my clerance without notice? (The court system of that country is slow and I am not really keeping tabs on it therefore I do not know if they might find out before I do).
    Mainly, if they find out before I do, I want to have a chance to actually talk to someone and have enough time to transfer the ownership to someone else before loosing my clearance and hence my job.
    The country is question is a currently an ally of the U.S (one of the missile shield nations).

  34. Hello! I currently hold a TS/SCI and am looking at changing jobs. However, I have been told by recruiters that DHS (and some other agencies) will not hire anyone who needs an LCN (letter of compelling need), and refuse to sign one. We have an au pair from Bhutan living with us to take care of our two kids…even with my clearance, they don’t trust me not to talk about work at home?

    It doesn’t appear that all agences have this rule, but it does severely limit my job opportunities.

  35. John:
    Notify your security officer as soon as you have received some official notificiation that you are the owner of the property. I highly doubt that any government security official will know about your inhertance until you report it. Transferring the property to your parents should fully mitigate the security concern and so will selling the property. The security significance of the property is based more on your net worth than your annual income and its location. There is no rule of thumb for whether or not a foreign financial interest is “substantial.” My best guess is if the property represents less than 15% of your net worth it is not “substantial.” Basically if your financial situation will allow you to abandon the financial interest if it becomes a source of foreign leverage against you, then it is not “substantial.” The worst that could happen after you report it, is that your clearance could be suspended pending a limited investigation. Absent any aggravating circumstances, I don’t think your situation is serious enough to warrant even a clearance suspension. It is possible that the only thing that will happen is that you will be interviewed about the property and asked a lot of questions about it, your intentions regarding it, and any other foreign connections you may have.

  36. Phil:
    Under DCID 6/4 (which governs SCI access at all federal agencies) a “Certification of Compelling Need” is the document required to obtain a “waiver” for a non-US citizen immediate family member (see DCID 6/4, paragraph 6). I have never heard of a waiver being required for a non-US citizen live-in servant. DCID 6/4 defines immediate family member as: spouse, parents, siblings, children, and cohabitant of the person requiring SCI access. A cohabitant is a person living in a spouse-like relationship with the individual requiring SCI access. Only the Director of National Intelligence has the authority to establish SCI policy.

    I recommend you talk to someone in personnel security at DHS. Their recruiters may not have a clear understanding of when a waiver is needed.

  37. Mr. Henderson,

    Hello. Thank you for this service you are providing to the public. just a short backgrounder – i was in the Air Force for 12 years, honorable discharge with a TS/SCI that was going to expire in 2010. I came out here to the Middle East with *TT in 2006 and they just pulled a Secret since that’s all they had on their contract. now I am here in Iraq with another company and they were reviewing my records and saw that i had a TS/SCI so they asked me if I wanted it reinstated and that would require a re-investigation. the FBI just recently interviewed my ex-wife and she of course brought up the fact that we are divorced due to infidelity. the whole world knows about it since I had a son from that relationship outside the marriage (my little one was born after my divorce was finalized so it doesn’t look as bad).

    My question is – can the adjudicator say i cannot get my TS back because of infidelity even if that cannot be used against me for blackmail or whatever?

    thank you so much for your help.

  38. William,

    Thanks for the reply! Here is the reply I got from the security officer:

    “A cohabitant doesn’t have to be someone of a spouse like relationship. It is anyone living with the person requiring SCI access. I am very familiar with the DCID 6/4 and we have processed many others in the same situation as you, and they require an LCN.”

    If that is so, then what prevents a client agency from signing an LCN? Is there a cost involved?

  39. Phil:
    The definition I quoted for cohabitant was taken right out of DCID 6/4 (paragraph 1. Definitions).

    The requirement is that a “Senior Official of the Intelligence Community (SOIC)” or designee must certify the existance of a compelling need. This basically mean that there is no other candidate reasonably available who can do the job. SOICs are the Directors of the CIA, NSA, NGA, DIA, NRO, DHS etc. As a practical matter, someone at a much lower level, such as a program manager, prepares the document and forwards it with the clearance request. There is no cost (other than time and effort) involved.

    Unfortunately you are not in the position to demand that the security officer show you the paragraph in an authoritive written policy document that supports what he is saying.

  40. Hello,

    I was a foreign born and a naturalized US citizen. I tried to apply for a linguist contractor position with FBI. They informed me that they could not offer me the job right after my security interview even though I had passed the language proficiency test. I demanded to know the reasons behind the rejection by sending in the request. After about 4 months of waiting, they finally sent me something in the mail telling me basic nothing since all the factors suggested by the agent who interviewed as “great concern to FBI & national security” were blocked. I suspect it had something to do with my family’s background and my foreign connection since this country is currently considered as one of the risks to the US. Is there anything I can do at this point to make them change their minds? Can I file an appeal? If so, where to? I can’t help being born into a prestigious family and having some important people as my friends. But I was truthful and honest about all of my connections. I volunteered all the information, yet they use it against me.
    Will the findings at FBI affect me to seek job opportunities with other government agencies? I remember reading from somewhere that they are trying to change their approach toward first generation naturalized US citizens in getting clearance for them to work in the government especially for bilingual positions. Is this true? Do I have hope at all?
    Do all the other government agencies, DOJ, DOD & DHS share security information on applicants with FBI?

    Thank you very much for helping me out in advance.

  41. I was favorably adjudicated in 2007. The position I applied for was no longer available b/c my investigation took 9 months. Since then, I have changed employers – not nothing else. I was just recently contacted by the same agency and offered another position. I accepted it, filled out necessary paperwork…and did an SF 86C? Question is: how long should it take to send my already favorable adjudication to my hiring agency? And will changing jobs create a major delay in processing?

    Thank you

  42. Are there statistics available for how many TS/SCI clearances are granted and how many are not? I am in the process, think I am a good candidate, but of course nothing is certain. I tried asking my adjudicator and she didn’t know.

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