An individual’s security clearance can be suspended or revoked at any time. The suspension or revocation can be the result of an incident report or due to information that was discovered during the course of an updated background investigation.

Your military or government security clearance lawyer will submit an incident report to the agency in question and is designed to notify the agency of any circumstance that could potentially hinder your ability to hold a security clearance. If you are charged with criminal defense, for example, you are required to notify the agency’s security officer. That officer is then required to notify the military or government agency that granted you a security clearance. If at that time the agency determines that your conduct is sufficient to propose a suspension or revocation of your clearance, the agency will send a notification to your company.