Category Archives: Special Issues

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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Aaron Alexis: Security Clearance Failure?

A lot has been reported during the past month about the failure of the federal security clearance process as it relates to Aaron Alexis, the Washington Navy Yard shooter who murdered 12 people on September 16, 2013. What Was Known … Continue reading

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Self-Reporting Issues Affecting Security Clearance Eligibility

Federal agencies require individuals with security clearances to promptly report a wide range of security and suitability issues to their security officers. These requirements vary somewhat from agency to agency, but many follow the reporting requirements listed in DoD Regulation … Continue reading

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Security Clearance: Loss of Jurisdiction

Few things cause more frustration than being rejected by a prospective employer because of a “Loss of Jurisdiction” and an “Incident Report.” When you’re terminated from a job where you held a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance, your former … Continue reading

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Clearance Application Rejection Rates

All security clearance requests sent from the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for investigation are submitted using the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP). OPM’s e-QIP has error catching and data validation … Continue reading

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