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Revoked Security Clearance Guidelines & Solutions
In Blog by Catie Young / September 17, 2019

A security clearance revocation can hit hard, both personally and professionally. Whether you are in the military or with a federal agency, you rely on your clearance to fulfill your job and support your family. With all that you endured obtaining your clearance, such as filling out the SF-86 and having your history sifted through […]

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Security Clearance Text Messages and Online Activity
In Blog by Catie Young / September 6, 2019

Security clearance applicants often want to know if their texting and online surfing habits might get them into trouble while undergoing the clearance investigation process. While it is true that security clearance investigators can dig deeply into all the financial, personal, and social aspects of your life, your text messages, and private online accounts are […]

Security Clearance & Mental Health SF-86 Question 21
In Blog by Catie Young / August 23, 2019

Standard Form 86 (SF-86) Question 21 wants to know if you have any health issues to report when applying for a security clearance. Sounds straightforward, but many applicants get hung up on this question for obvious reasons. SF-86 Question 21 specifically asks if you have received any treatment for mental health conditions in the previous […]

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Government Security Clearance
In Blog by Catie Young / August 5, 2019

A government security clearance is granted to government employees and contractors who are privy to confidential information. No one has automatic access to secret information, even if you were recently hired onto a government position that requires access. To be granted a government security clearance, which can only be supplied by your employer, you must […]

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The Value of Military Security Clearance During & After Service
In Blog by Catie Young / August 2, 2019

A military security clearance is reserved for select personnel within our armed forces who are deemed worthy of accessing confidential information. Being a member of the armed forces doesn’t automatically qualify you for security clearance. Just like non-military federal contractors, you will have to apply. Applying for Military Security Clearance When you apply for military […]

Lying & Omissions on the SF-86 by Security Clearance Attorneys
In Blog by Catie Young / July 22, 2019

When a position in the military or with a federal agency requires a security clearance, the process for obtaining clearance begins by filling out Standard Form 86, also referred to as SF-86 or E-QIP. When completing this questionnaire, which asks you to divulge information about your background and history, as well as provide references who […]

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10 Security Clearance Myths You’ll Want to Know
In Blog by Catie Young / July 15, 2019

Applying for a security clearance is necessary for many positions at the federal and military levels. While this process can be straightforward for those who are accustomed to the SF-86 questionnaire, investigation and interview process, and how to appeal following a denial or revocation, there still exist a few myths surrounding this matter. Here are […]

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Filing Taxes and Security Clearance: What You Need to Know
In Blog by Catie Young / February 14, 2019

As an American citizen, you are required to file taxes by mid-April each year. Unfortunately, and although most people know about the tax deadline, many fall short of fulfilling their tax obligation. If you have unfiled tax returns and are seeking to gain security clearance, your application could be in jeopardy. image source Similarly, if […]

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The Security Clearance Backlog is on the Decline
In News by Catie Young / December 5, 2018

Image source The ever-growing backlog of security clearance investigations is a topic we have touched on for months, and the news typically focuses on how the backlog keeps growing. Finally, the tide appears to have turned. The first significant drop in the backlog in years has occurred – a drop of more than 9 percent, […]

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Pilot Project Hopes to Speed Clearance Process
In Blog by Catie Young / August 27, 2018

Image Source As the backlog of security clearance applications grows, the federal government is embarking on a pilot program that it hopes will expedite the investigation process. The National Background Investigations Bureau plans to use information that federal contractors collect on their employees during the hiring process to help with background checks, according to a […]