Category Archives: Clearance Procedures

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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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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Security Clearance: The Whole-Person Concept

Among people who have been involved with national security clearances the “whole-person” concept has become widely known and often misunderstood.1 Applicants for security clearance are evaluated on potentially disqualifying and mitigating conditions listed under 13 separate guidelines in the “Adjudicative … Continue reading

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