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Obtaining Security Clearance

While the vast majority of security clearances are processed through the Department of Defense, several government agencies (including the Intelligence Community) run their own investigation processes. While the security clearance adjudicative criteria are standard, federal employment suitability standards differ between agencies, as well as procedures for clearance denial. The State

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Background Investigations

Now that your background investigation was completed by OPM and favorably adjudicated by the DOD CAF, DSS, or another Federal agency, you can start work and forget about it until your next periodic update, right? Wrong! I always recommend requesting a copy of your completed background investigation so you have

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Security Clearance Denial

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Background Investigations

One of the components of every background investigation is the National Agency Check (NAC). One of the components of a NAC is the FBI name…
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Background Investigations

I'm not aware of any single question on the SF-86 that has been the topic of more debate than Question 21, the Mental Health section…