Tag: Security Clearance

Senate Version of National Defense Authorization Act Offers Reforms

June 17, 2018 10:08 AM , Updated June 25, 2018 7:13 PM

The author summarizes reforms from the 2019 NDAA that will be of most interest to federal employees.

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Streamlining the Federal Employee Appeal Process

February 20, 2018 10:46 AM
Streamlining the Federal Employee Appeal Process

The author says the system for revoking security clearances for misconduct could be used as a model for handling general employee performance problems in agencies.

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

November 8, 2017 3:44 PM , Updated November 16, 2017 12:56 PM
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

October 16, 2017 3:25 PM , Updated October 29, 2017 12:18 PM
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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Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

June 16, 2017 11:37 AM , Updated October 16, 2017 3:30 PM

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

July 7, 2016 11:40 AM

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

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

August 16, 2015 12:23 PM

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

August 13, 2015 3:34 PM

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

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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