If you are a contractor with the Department of Defense, you will receive a Statement of Reasons or SOR from the Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facility (DoD CAF). The SOR will provide you with the reasons the DoD CAF is proposing to suspend or revoke your clearance. The document will also provide instructions for responding to the proposal.

Depending on your level of security, your SOR response will either be decided upon by a DoD CAF adjudicator. Or, your response will be adjudicated by an administrative judge at the DOHA or Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals.