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Has my clearance been terminated? I had a Top Secret clearance while employed by Boeing. I was upgraded about two years ago from Secret to Top Secret. I was recently laid off and I had my de-briefing through the security office.
Once debriefed, your clearance goes from an active status to a current status. For defense contractors, the terminology of current clearance means a 24 month window after debriefing where that contracting ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 32
If my security clearance was denied, is there any way to find out the cause of the denial?
There are a few ways to find out this information, depending on which government agency investigated you for the clearance. A Freedom of Information Act inquiry is often possible. For more ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 20
How can I obtain information on my clearance expiration date?
Your Facility Security Officer (FSO) may inquire about the status of your security clearance. All National Industrial Security Program (NISP) cleared contractors use JPAS (official personnel security clearance database management system ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 29
I am concerned about my clearance (TS/SCI FSP). I recently started dating a woman and found out she is a chinese citizen. We have been cohabitating as well. Is there anything I can do to keep my clearance, other than leave my girlfriend?
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Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 39
What do the terms 'active', 'current' and 'expired' mean?
People either have a clearance or they do not have a clearance. The Personnel Security Investigation (PSI) on which the clearance is based can be either current or expired. PSIs are ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 29
Can a clearance be reinstated after it has been terminated?
Yes. If a person previously had a clearance and the investigation is still current, the clearance can be reinstated by the agency that originally granted the clearance or it can be ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 18
What are the security clearance levels?
Security clearances can be issued by many United States government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy (DoE), the Department of Justice, ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 23
Can a Naturalized Citizen get a Personnel Clearance?
Yes. A naturalized citizen is treated the same as a native born US citizen....
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 4
Can non-US citizens obtain security clearances?
No. Non-US citizens can not obtain a security clearance; however, they may be granted a Limited Access Authorization (LAA). LAAs are granted in those rare circumstances where the non-US citizen possesses ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 22
How can I get a copy of my clearance investigation?
First you must determine who conducted your investigation. The Defense Security Service (DSS) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have conducted ninety percent of all clearance investigations over the past ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 103
Can I obtain a security clearance on my own?
No. You must be sponsored by a cleared contractor or a government entity. To be sponsored you must be employed by a cleared contractor (or hired as a consultant) in a ......
Last Update: 2011-09-13 Views: 38