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What If I Don’t Want A Hearing?

Most defense contractor applicants for security clearance*, who receive a Statement of Reasons (SOR), have the choice of requesting a hearing before a Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) Administrative Judge (AJ) or requesting that an AJ make a … Continue reading

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THE DOHA HEARING

In an article, “DOHA Pre-Hearing Process,” I wrote about what happens after a contractor applicant receives a Statement of Reasons (SOR) explaining why the Government intends to deny or revoke their clearance.  That article covers the process and events up … Continue reading

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DOHA PRE-HEARING PROCESS

Several years ago I wrote an article about “Rebutting and Appealing Security Clearance Denials.”  Since then things have changed regarding federal contractor clearances, but much of the information in that article remains valid today.  What has changed slightly is the … Continue reading

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CLEARANCE PROBLEM? — GET PROFESSIONAL HELP!

Is it worth the expense to pay for professional assistance when facing security clearance denial or revocation? Probability of Success I reviewed 500 cases decided by Administrative Judges (AJs) at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) between March … Continue reading

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Changes to Interim Secret Clearance

July 28, 2014 For close to two years the Defense Security Service (DSS) has been advising stakeholders about an upcoming change to how interim Secret clearance decisions will be made.  It seems that they are now only a few months … Continue reading

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