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Aug
13
Marko Hakamaa
Access to Classified Information without a Security Clearance?
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Can individuals access classified national security information without having undergone the background investigation process and been granted a security clearance?  Normally the answer is no, but there are certain instances where the requirement is waived.  Here are some of the exceptions:

The President and members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives do not undergo the normal background investigation process and are not granted security clearances. They may be granted access to classified information relating to matters under the jurisdiction of the respective committees to which they are assigned and if access is needed to perform their duties in connection with such assignments. This does not apply to their staff members, who are required to undergo the investigation and clearance process just like everyone else.

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Jul
28
Marko Hakamaa
Selective Service Registration and Security Clearances
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Despite the fact that in today’s high tech society nearly everyone has instant access to a sea of information via the internet, an important requirement for males living in the U.S. is quite often overlooked or discounted.  The Selective Training and Service Act  instituted in 1940, temporarily suspended in 1975, and then reenacted again by President Carter in 1980, and known today as the Military Selective Service Act requires all U.S. males and legal immigrants born January 1, 1960 who are between the ages of 18-26 to register.  According to the Selective Service System, a 2013 survey revealed that 93% of the male population required to register have done so.  That leaves 7% who have not.

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Jan
3
Eric Pecinovsky
How to Complete Your SF-86
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This article is not designed to be an item-by-item instruction manual for completing the Standard Form 86 (SF 86)/electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (eQIP), but I hope to provide general information about completing the form and where to get help if you need it.
Dec
17
Eric Pecinovsky
Personnel Security Policy Updates Announced
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While security clearance changes and reforms continue to be debated on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, significant pending changes were recently mentioned in the published minutes of the last NISPPAC meeting. All have direct correlations to current criticisms of the clearance process, from the need to update adjudicative guidelines to reforms of security clearance polygraphs.

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