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Adjudication

Over and over again I run across background investigation applications (SF-85P and SF86) where the applicant fudges on listing the real reason that they left a job. The SF-86 asks “in the last 7 years have you been fired, quit after you were told you would be fired, left by

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Security Clearance Denial

Lost in all of the sensationalism and political rancor of the last few months is the fact that FBI Background Investigators have been quietly gathering information on White House staffers who must undergo the security clearance process just like the rest of us.  Quietly, that is, until now! Politico posted

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Past Security Clearance Posts

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Security Clearance Denial

In a recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals case a longtime government contractor had his clearance reinstatement request denied because he was living with…
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Career Advice

I like a good espionage book just as much as next guy and I recently finished reading “Tom Clancy: True Faith and Allegiance” written by…
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Security Clearance Process

We all know about having to self-report information as a security clearance holder, but what about reporting on another clearance holder? This scenario is played…
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