FEDCAS is pleased to provide reference articles and links to better inform clearance applicants and current clearance holders of the recent changes in federal security clearance policies, impending changes scheduled to take effect, interpretations of adjudication standards, FAQ’s, and other related topics.

Recent Blog Posts:

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

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

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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