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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.
Security Clearance Polygraphs, Due Process and DOHA Under Fire
Getting/Updating a Clearance
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Want to know the value of a security clearance? Ask someone who has had theirs revoked and fails to get it reinstated upon an appeal to the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).

While the accuracy of polygraph examinations remains so controversial that they’re inadmissible in most courts, they continue to be a vital part of the security clearance application and review process, especially within intelligence agencies. more
Security Clearance Career Profiles: DOHA Investigator
Clearance Jobs, Cleared News, investigations
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We’re launching a new article series at highlighting security clearance professions. If you work in the security clearance industry and would like to be featured email

Security Clearance Career Profile: Investigating the Tough Cases

by Ericka Cady for

Until recently I worked at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) where I adjudicated background investigations on defense contractors who had applied for security clearances. Defense contractor cases are usually handled by the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), but when DISCO is unable to grant a clearance due to the complexity of the case, the entire file is sent to DOHA. more
On the Agenda at IMPACT 2011
Cleared News, Cybersecurity
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IMPACT 2011 took place in Chantilly, Va. this week and while the event was off-the-record, it’s worth reporting the hot topics discussed in this gathering of security officers and experts. With hundreds of Facility Security Officers and Information System Security Officers in attendance the forum was a hot venue for information sharing and discussion of the current security landscape. The trends you’ll note in the agenda aren’t surprising, and spotlight the evolving digital landscape today’s security professionals face. Here are the highlights: more