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Security Clearance Denial

Through the end of November this year the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) Board held 1,142 hearings for appeals on adverse security clearance determinations, eligibility for placement into public trust position or a Common Access Card denial. For comparison, I included last year’s numbers (through November 2015) in

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Adjudication

The adjudicative criteria for review of background investigations conducted for the issuance of the Dod Common Access Card (CAC) is governed by DoD Instruction 5200.46 published in September 2014. A little known fact, at least up to now, was that the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA), the same

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Security Clearance Denial

We all know PTSD is a serious concern for our returning Warfighters and veterans. Some common symptoms associated with PTSD are nightmares, increased anxiety, difficulty remembering or concentrating, mood swings, and reliving traumatic events. PTSD in and of itself is not a disqualifier for eligibility to hold a security clearance

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Security Clearance Denial

A recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals case that involved financial, criminal conduct, and personal conduct issues resulted in the DOD CAF declining to grant the applicant a clearance. The applicant appealed the decision and had two hearings and was scheduled for a third prior to being terminated by

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