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Most commonly, those problems manifest in the form of personality conflicts with colleagues, demanding supervisors, or an occasional failure to meet employer expectations (like showing up late to work).
The DoD is taking the reassumption of its security clearance duties very seriously. Along with breaking down a backlog of over 600,000 investigations and reducing wait times, the DoD may have even more radical changes in store for the antiquated process.
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.
A Federal Investigations Notice released October 5 clarified that the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) no longer has to ask applicants to unfreeze their credit prior to a federal government background check.
Over the years, the government has made efforts to educate security clearance holders that common mental health conditions – i.e. depression and/or anxiety – do not generally disqualify individuals from obtaining a security clearance.
Leaders in the intelligence community are advocating more and more for clearance portability or “In-Person” clearances. What does that mean and how could it help confront the ongoing security clearance crisis?