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What Constitutes “Evidence” in a Security Clearance Case?

Sean Bigley / Oct 15, 2017

Regardless of what type of hearing you find yourself in, there is still the matter of whether evidence, even relevant evidence, is helpful and credible.

Whistleblower Retaliation Laws Need Sharper Teeth

Sean Bigley / Oct 1, 2017

The problem is two-fold: (1) whistleblower retaliation is difficult to prove, and (2) even when it is proven, the perception has often been that the retaliator gets little more than a slap on the wrist.

Foreign Adoptions and Your Security Clearance

Sean Bigley / Aug 31, 2017

Few people would take issue with this act of love. But, if you’re a security clearance holder you’ll want to take additional steps to mitigate any foreign influence issues.

Tax Liens and Civil Judgments No Longer Reported by Credit Bureaus

Sean Bigley / Aug 27, 2017

You may be surprised to learn the government obtains information about your debts, any civil court judgments or tax liens against you from your credit report.

When Speculating on the SF86 is a Bad Idea

Sean Bigley / Aug 21, 2017

Speculation does nothing besides cause security clearance applicants needless headaches.

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