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The process of taking a polygraph is stressful and nerve-wracking by design, but here are four critical things to understand before you ever set foot in an examination room.
In the security clearance realm, perhaps the most prevalent “ism” I encounter is one that gets far less attention: ageism.
Though simple on its face, Question 19 of the SF-86 security clearance application poses a conundrum for many applicants who overthink it.
Compulsive or excessively risky gambling is considered a security risk because it both exposes the gambler to major financial loss, and reflects a lack of judgment.
Inadvertently bringing a cellphone into a SCIF is by far the most common violation. If you decide to invest in a wearable IT device, keep in mind you’ve increased your risk of an accidental security violation.
Here’s why late tax filers should request an “automatic” extension – even if the government owes them money, and not the other way around.
A GOMOR, or “General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand”, is essentially a written “chewing out” of a soldier by a General. It’s a career killer, but not necessarily a clearance killer.
Investing doesn’t need to be avoided if you hold a security clearance, but transparency and full disclosure are key.
Entrepreneurship can be an incredibly fun and rewarding endeavor, even if pursued on only a part-time basis. For security clearance holders, however, extra due-diligence may be necessary.
For some of the “smokers and midnight tokers” among us, the burgeoning “legal” marijuana industry is leading to hazy visions of a different kind of green: cash.
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