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Fedcas Blog The Federal Clearance Assistance Service (FEDCAS) offers guidance and information through their blog and services, to both security clearance applicants and their employers. To the benefit of those looking to obtain or renew their security clearance, the Fedcas … Continue reading

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Federal Investigative Standards

In June 2008 the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13467, “Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility Access to Classified National Security Information.” The goal of the EO was to align the three … Continue reading

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OPM Investigation Price Increases

Over the past two years the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has increased the price of their standard investigations an average of about 48 percent.  In October 2014 OPM introduced Tier 1 and Tier 2 investigations to replace the National … Continue reading

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Due Process Denied — The LOJ Problem

In April 2014 a DOD Inspector General report (DODIG-2014-060) found that agencies were avoiding the “due process” requirement of Executive Order 12968, “Access to Classified Information,” in situations where a clearance applicant’s need for access to classified information was terminated.  … Continue reading

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The Statement Of Reasons

When the security clearance investigation of a contractor employee is completed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the investigative file, which is called a Report For Adjudication (RFA), is sent to the Industry Division (Division A) of the DOD … Continue reading

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