Security clearance process changes, a 500,000 case backlog, continuous monitoring, a new background investigations bureau – 2016 was a year of major changes and big headlines. The OPM hack is far from behind us, and security clearance holders are still wrestling with an adjudication process that can be frustrating, at best.

Here’s a round-up of the most-read headlines on ClearanceJobs in 2016.

1. How Do I Check on My Security Clearance Status?

Do you know your security clearance status? A simple inquiry with your security clearance officer or a privacy act request can provide the necessary information.

2. If You Hold a Security Clearance, Using Facebook Could Cost You Your Job

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