When there is a “conflicting interest,” dual citizenship may be mitigated, if the applicant is willing to renounce foreign citizenship and there is no evidence of foreign preference.
Newly released adjudicative guidelines provide guidance on topics of foreign preference, the polygraph, and the Bond Amendment.
Legal prostitution may not seem like an issue in your security clearance investigation, but it can easily result in clearance denial or revocation. More importantly, it gives your employer good ground to fire you – with cause.
What were the major changes that took place in the security clearance process in 2016? From changes to the SF86 to new investigations for clearance holders, it was a busy year.
Psychological health is a factor in your ability to maintain a security clearance. Controversy remains about how exactly to establish risk as it relates to mental health and psychological treatment.
Cyber vetting is now allowed as a part of the security clearance process. But there are several steps agencies must take before implementation.
There is significant focus now on improving background investigations, but too much focus is on automation and tools, and not the quality and effectiveness of the workforce.
OPM security clearance costs are on the rise. Those costs are being passed down to federal agencies, who may need to reduce the number of more expensive investigations to make up the cost.
A series of mandated changes to Federal Investigative Standards have been implemented. But some anomalies are worth noting.
Wondering how to respond to a DOHA form? Here’s a rundown of what to include in a written response.
If you receive a security clearance statement of reasons, here is what you need to know, from how to receive the document, to how to respond.
If you decide to make a personal appearance at a DOHA hearing, here is what you can expect, from submitting evidence to when you’ll receive a decision.
If you receive a statement of reasons or intent to deny your security clearance, understanding the DOHA pre-hearing process is critically important.
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