These investigations are conducted by the OPM for national security, public trust, basic suitability/ identity verification, and positions regulated by the government.
Not all security clearances are created equally, and not every military job requires a security clearance.
So the chattering classes in Washington are buzzing over the fact that senior White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner does not have a fully adjudicated security clearance after a year on the job.
Unless the DOD can show a real risk of enemy infiltration by way of the MAVNI program, or show us the numbers of people who failed the screenings, the program should continue.
In a strange security clearance case twist, admitting to cheating was one mitigating factor in a successful security clearance appeal.
Think your sex life is nobody’s business? Think again. If it demonstrates risk taking behavior or puts you at risk for blackmail or coercion, it could result in clearance denial.
I strongly advise security clearance holders against tempting fate with an illicit affair. Marriage therapy, spiritual guidance, or, worst case scenario, divorce court, are all better options.
There are a lot of misconceptions around the costs of security clearance background investigations – and who pays for them.
Millennials are changing assumptions about specific adjudicative guidelines, including drug use. What implications will that have on millennial hiring for national security positions?
NBIB’s guide can be helpful—it will set some expectations and help you collect the information you need before you’re hit with questions (not that this is a test).
OPM is very, very serious about the SF-86 and what it represents to national security. And in very real ways, your future is at stake, whether or not you get that clearance.
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