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Department of Energy Security Clearance Denials and Appeals – 2017 Stats

Marko Hakamaa / Aug 21, 2018

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Hearing and Appeals released their Fiscal Year 2017 report which included statistics for personnel security hearings on 96 security clearance appeals.

Personnel Security Statistics – Understanding Security Clearance Stats

Marko Hakamaa / Jun 14, 2018

The issues causing an alert under continuous evaluation aren’t surprising – unless you consider the larger number of triggers under the ‘drug use’ adjudicative criteria.

Security Clearance References

Marko Hakamaa / Mar 12, 2018

Some of the items on the investigations may require completion of a form sent out by the NBIB to a person named by the subject of the investigation.

Handling Controlled Unclassified Information

Marko Hakamaa / May 20, 2017

Even information that isn’t classified sometimes requires special protocols or protections. Here’s what you need to know about the new guidelines for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

What to Include in a Security Clearance Letter of Reference

Marko Hakamaa / Dec 27, 2016

If you are denied a security clearance, one of the elements you should absolutely include in your response is a letter of reference from someone who can speak to your character.