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Category Archives: Security Clearance

  • Don’t Let a Loss of Jurisdiction Sink Your Security-Cleared Career

    A loss of jurisdiction in the security clearance adjudication process can be a major red flag for employers and potential sponsors for a security clearance. According to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), a loss of jurisdiction is a designation re… more

  • Here’s What You Need to Do If You Have a Secret Clearance

    Have you ever said, “I only have a Secret” when talking about your clearance? We’ve heard this phrase often, especially when speaking with military personnel that haven’t used their clearance outside of the military yet. But we’re here to tell you not to discount t… more

  • Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I’ve Used Marijuana

    One of the most common questions heard from cleared employees is: “I purchased, smoked, or consumed marijuana. Is there any chance I can obtain or maintain my security clearance?” While there is not a straightforward answer, in short, marijuana still remains an illega… more

  • Security Clearance Online Application System Update: e-QIP versus eApp

    For individuals who must go through the security clearance adjudication process, each individual attempting to obtain a security clearance must have a sponsor. Once a sponsor is obtained, the next step in the process starts with the completion of a Standard Form 86 (SF-86), … more

  • Medical Marijuana Edibles and Your Security Clearance

    The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals adjudicates industrial security clearance cases for contractor personnel. Stay apprised of recent Industrial Security Clearance Review (ISCR) cases and their outcomes to safeguard your own clearance. If you want to maintain your … more