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Naval 3-star remains on duty despite clearance suspension

Though still on the job, the head of U.S. naval intelligence has not been able to fully perform his duties for more than a year after suspension of his security clearance during an ongoing criminal corruption investigation.

Posted by The Editors on Nov 04, 2014 at 02:27PM | Comments (0) 

NSA Revokes Employee's Clearance in Snowden Affair

In a letter (PDF) to a congressional oversight committee, the National Security Agency’s Legislative Director revealed that a civilian NSA employee lost his clearance after admitting under FBI questioning that he inadvertently disclosed his computer password to infamous leaker Edward Snowden.

Posted by The Editors on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:23PM | Comments (0) 

ATF Agents Face Clearance Revocation, Appeals

Six U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents who could be fired if an internal panel’s recommendations are accepted would also have their security clearances revoked, potentially hurting their future job prospects, according to an article today in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Firings Set Over ‘Fast and Furious.’”

Posted by The Editors on Dec 05, 2012 at 08:42AM | Read More | Comments (0) 

Inconsistency in Security Clearance Determinations

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says there are inconsistencies in security clearance determinations at the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security that the GAO says could lead to the compromise of national security information.

Security Director News summarized the report.

Posted by The Editors on Jul 18, 2012 at 04:50PM | Comments (0) 

Renewed Focus on Legality of Polygraph Exams

The legality and usefulness of polygraph examinations in security clearance investigations again is in focus after a recent McClatchy news article revealing alleged polygraph-test abuses at the Department of Defense’s National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Posted by The Editors on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:10AM | Read More | Comments (0) 

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Keeping up on status of pending security clearance?

What are some of the best ways to stay informed regarding the status of one’s security clearance? Thank You.

Posted by S Gold on Apr 29, 2011 at 07:55AM | Comments (1) 

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