Tag: Security Clearance

Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

By on November 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

The author says that a recent case regarding a security clearance involves a political decision from a judge that he says ultimately harms the agency’s mission.

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Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC

By on October 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC

Using marijuana in Washington, DC is legal, but federal employees are still subject to federal laws.

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OPM’s Security Clearance Backlog Tops 700k

on August 30, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
One industry group says that the backlog of people seeking security clearances is now over 700,000 which is creating problems for government contractors trying to fill positions. OPM appears to have stopped reporting its progress on reducing the backlog.  

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Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

By on June 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

Two Senators have asked OPM to provide details about the security clearance that was granted to NSA contractor Reality Winner.

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Senators Want to Take Away Hillary Clinton’s Security Clearance

By on July 7, 2016 in Current Events with 209 Comments
Senators Want to Take Away Hillary Clinton’s Security Clearance

Two Senators think that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should have her security clearance revoked because of her handling of classified material through the use of a personal email server set up to conduct government business during her tenure as Secretary of State.

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Honesty is the Best Policy When it Comes to Security Clearance Forms

By on June 20, 2016 in Court Cases with 92 Comments

When filling out an SF86 form, you may face a steeper punishment than denial or revocation of your security clearance. A recent case highlights the repercussions dishonesty can create for federal employees who lie on this form.

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Security Clearances and Indefinite Suspensions: Federal Circuit vs the MSPB

By on August 16, 2015 in Court Cases with 6 Comments

A recent decision on an indefinite suspension and revoking an employee’s security clearance highlights a conflict between the MSPB and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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No Security Clearance, No Job

By on August 13, 2015 in Court Cases with 354 Comments
No Security Clearance, No Job

If a federal job requires that the employee maintain a security clearance, then if the clearance is revoked the employee no longer meets the job’s requirements. No clearance, no job.

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Happy Father's Day, Dad – I Just Cost You Your Security Clearance

By on June 11, 2014 in Human Resources with 27 Comments

Fathers who work for the federal government or for defense contractors make many sacrifices for their children. But sometimes their children can cost them their security clearance. The author explains why this is the case.

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Security Clearance Holder Ranks Grow; NSA & CIA Lead Denials/Revocations

By on October 14, 2012 in Human Resources with 5 Comments

The government’s need for people who can be trusted with sensitive information is not abating. The ranks of federal employees and contractors who held a security clearance rose by 3.3 percent in FY 2011 according to a new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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