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If you believe that you may have clearance problems, and will need to apply for, or renew a clearance in the future, or have been recently denied a clearance, please call Kenneth M. Roberts, Esq., Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.) at (702) 388-1216 for a confidential consultation.
Industrial Security Clearance Adjudicative Process:
The adjudicative process is an examination
of a sufficient period of a person's life to make an affirmative determination that the
person is eligible for a security clearance. Eligibility for access to classified
information is predicated upon the individual meeting these personnel security guidelines.
The adjudicative process is the careful weighing of a number of variables known as the
whole person concept. Available, reliable information about the person, past and present,
favorable and unfavorable, should be considered in reaching a determination. In evaluating
the relevance of an individual's conduct, the adjudicator should consider the following
2. Each case must be judged on its own merits, and final determination remains the responsibility of the specific department or agency. Any doubt as to whether access to classified information is clearly consistent with national security will be resolved in favor of the national security.
3. The ultimate determination of whether the granting or continuing of eligibility for a security clearance is clearly consistent with the interests of national security must be an overall common sense determination based upon careful consideration of the following, each of which is to be evaluated in the context of the whole person, as explained further below:
4. Although adverse information concerning a single criterion may not be sufficient for an unfavorable determination, the individual may be disqualified if available information reflects a recent or recurring pattern of questionable judgment, irresponsibility, or emotionally unstable behavior. Notwithstanding the whole person concept, pursuit of further investigation may be terminated by an appropriate adjudicative agency in the face of reliable, significant, disqualifying, adverse information.
5. When information of security concern becomes known about an individual who is currently eligible for access to classified information, the adjudicator should consider whether the person:
This information is from the DOHA article Adjudicative Guidelines
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