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May
20
lindy.kyzer
Top Reasons for a Clearance Request to Be Sent Back to a Security Officer
Getting/Updating a Clearance
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Failure to pay attention to detail seems to top the list of reasons for applications to be denied, with issues of missing or incomplete information taking up the majority of the top 20 issues.
May
10
ashley.laganga
Constitutional Rights and Clearances
Getting/Updating a Clearance
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Earlier today I wrote about the case of Mahmoud Hegab, a Virginia man who sued the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and its Director for revoking his top secret clearance.

The agency maintains it had significant concerns about his clearance, such as his

  • recent residence in, and dual citizenship with, Egypt;
  • extensive contact with foreign nationals, many living outside the U.S.; and
  • his holding of an Egyptian passport that would require contact with Egyptian officials to renounce his citizenship and turn in his passport, thus increasing the potential he would be monitored by foreign intelligence services, etc.

But after his marriage to Bushra Nusairat, a graduate of the Islamic Saudi Academy, it seems their fears heightened.   The Islamic Saudi Academy is located in Fairfax County, Va. and is funded by the Saudi government-funded.  (You can read more about her activities that raised eyebrows with the agency here.)

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Apr
17
ashley.laganga
TS SCI: It’s kind of a big deal…
Clearance Jobs
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Do you have a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS SCI) clearance?  According to Wanted Analytics, this high-level distinction is one of the top five most advertised certifications/clearances nationally and ranks #1 for information technology jobs.

In terms of what jobs and where, if you have a TS SCI let’s hope you love IT and the West Coast (or Texas).  These factors seem to describe most of the job ads out there.

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Apr
3
ashley.laganga
Hot Hints for Completing Your SF-86
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Today, clearance veteran William Loveridge offered his insights for tackling the legendary “Standard Form 86” (SF-86)/”electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing” (eQIP).  Among his recommendations?

- Certain things you know are required, so start gathering the info in advance, such as: Employment history Address history Current copy of your credit report

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