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The background investigation process for our neighbors to the North closely resembles our own suitability and security clearance process. Their version of our public trust suitability process is referred to as the reliability status background investigation process and is equivalent to our Tier 1. It is used to grant employees

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In a recent interview with Security Management (ASIS Online), Charlie Phalen, Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, outlined the challenges NBIB inherited from OPM’s Federal Investigative Services and what the focus is going forward. Phalen stated “there were two big main focuses. One is, there is this backlog of

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Security Clearance Process

Word on the street (because it is nowhere to be found online) among security professionals is that the Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council…
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Background Investigations

At the tail-end of a recent Security Clearance Podcast, we asked ClearanceJobs contributor and President of the Federal Clearance Assistance Service William Henderson what he…
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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…