Last week, the Adam S. Lovinger Whistleblower Reprisal Act of 2018 was introduced in the House. This could halt the all-too-common practice of revoking the security clearances of employees who report wrongdoing.
History demonstrates that all good things eventually come to an end. Strength of the U.S. economy notwithstanding, a financial crisis at some point is inevitable, and security clearance holders should be prepared.
The two most common examples are misunderstanding the nature of court-mandated first-time DUI offender classes, and failing to accurately report on their SF-86 form the correct offense for which they were arrested.
Before determining whether a particular scenario does present problems – and before assessing what, if anything, can be done to proactively mitigate it – one must determine whether or not s/he actually holds dual citizenship.
Obscure executive orders may be just what the doctor ordered for curing insomnia; they certainly aren’t what anyone would consider pleasure reading. Nonetheless, Executive Orders 10865 and 12968 should be required reading for all security clearance holders.
Not surprisingly, citizenship is a factor when obtaining a U.S. security clearance and being granted access to classified information. In the midst of the recent coverage of immigrant enlistees in the U.S. military being given the boot, is the question of if inability to obtain security clearance is a factor.
Given that financial issues are the number one reason for security clearance denials and revocations, it’s no small wonder that one of the most frequent questions my office receives is how to resolve delinquent debt.