News & Career Advice

NCIS Agent has Clearance Suspended After Affair With Suspected Terrorist

Marko Hakamaa / Nov 8, 2018

In an interesting twist of “affairs of the heart”, an NCIS Special Agent with a TS/SCI security clearance failed to heed U.S. Intelligence and State Department warnings about having a relationship with a potential terrorist and has now found herself in a bit of hot water.

NBIB Releases New Report on Status of Security Clearance Backlog

Marko Hakamaa / Sep 21, 2018

The National Background Investigations Bureau just released new numbers on the massive security clearance backlog. The news is not good – well, for the most part.

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.