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Jun
1
Marko Hakamaa
Increased Discussion and Interest In Polygraphs
Getting/Updating a Clearance
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Lately there has been a lot of discussion and questions on the site regarding polygraphs and in response I have put together this general information. Keep in mind that each agency has its own criteria and policies regarding the use of polygraphs and acceptable results.

NDI = A ‘passed’ polygraph

In the security clearance arena polygraphs are used to help determine an individual’s eligibility for a special assignment or access to specifically designated information protected within SAPs. The most desirable polygraph result would be something called NDI or “No Deception Indicated.” NDI means you passed. You can also “pass” the polygraph if you fall within an acceptable range of the NDI threshold. If you do not fall within the acceptable NDI parameter range of an agency or department’s polygraph program, your application process is terminated.

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Jun
26
lindy.kyzer
Digital Privacy Advocates and Security Clearances
Cleared News
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In an era of Wikileaks and open data advocates, is it time to revamp the Standard Form-86 security clearance questionnaire?
Feb
24
lindy.kyzer
Security Clearance Process: Pathetic?
Cleared News, Getting/Updating a Clearance
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An 0p-ed in the Washington Post by former deputy secretary of defense and chairman of the Defense Policy Board John Hamre calls the current security clearance process pathetic.

Hamre relayed the process he had to go through for his recent top secret security clearance renewal. For unclear reasons he had to re-submit his electronic SF-86. While this itself was an annoyance, it seemed to be the security clearance interview that sent Hamre over the edge in his frustration with the process.

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Jan
5
lindy.kyzer
New Contract Seeks to Streamline Defense Department Security Clearance Process
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A $39 million task order contract awarded this week to CACI International Inc. includes software engineering and integration services for the Defense Logistics Agency’s security clearance process.

Dan Allen, CACI President of U.S. Operations, said, “With this new task order to support the Department of Defense, CACI will directly enhance the nation’s ability to ensure that only the highest quality professionals receive security clearances. Our direct experience in building advanced interoperable and modular systems for the federal government makes us an excellent choice for this important work.”

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