How to Obtain and Keep a Security Clearance?

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How to Obtain and Keep a Security Clearance?. What Is A Security Clearance?. A determination made by the government that you are stable and trustworthy, and can be placed in a position of obligation with protecting the secrets of the nation. There are three levels of clearance: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • How to Obtain and Keep a Security Clearance?

  • What Is A Security Clearance?A determination made by the government that you are stable and trustworthy, and can be placed in a position of obligation with protecting the secrets of the nation.

    There are three levels of clearance:1. Confidential2. Secret3. Top Secret

  • Why Would You Want A Clearance?More Job OpportunitiesUsually the more interesting programsCareer AdvancementPositions with clearances can mean more $$

  • How Do You Get A Clearance?Only the Government can issue a clearanceThe process can take from 45 days to 18 months after the paperwork is submitted depending on the level of clearanceAll clearances require an investigation that will range from a National Agency Check to a full background investigation Some clearances require polygraphs

  • The Clearance ProcessStartEndSubmit SF86Review by Sponsoring AgencyInvestigationPolygraph (if required)BriefingAdjudication by Sponsoring Agency

  • The Clearance ProcessStartEndSubmit SF86Review by Sponsoring AgencyInvestigationPolygraph (if required)BriefingAdjudication by Sponsoring Agency

  • Complete the SF86The SF86 initiates the Clearance Process by asking you to complete a personal history on yourself that goes back 5 to 10 years depending on the level of clearance.

    Personal Data Residences Education Employment History Financial Information And more

  • The Clearance ProcessStartEndSubmit SF86Review by Sponsoring AgencyInvestigationPolygraph (if required)BriefingAdjudication by Sponsoring Agency

  • Review and InvestigationYou will be interviewed by an investigator

    Your neighbors, co-workers, will be interviewed

    Your supervisor and two co-workers will be interviewed

    Former employers will be interviewed

    Your financial stability will be examined

  • The Clearance ProcessStartEndSubmit SF86Review by Sponsoring AgencyInvestigationPolygraph (if required)BriefingAdjudication by Sponsoring Agency

  • The PolygraphThe Truth About the Polygraph

  • The Clearance ProcessStartEndSubmit SF86Review by Sponsoring AgencyInvestigationPolygraph (if required)BriefingAdjudication by Sponsoring Agency

  • Evaluation CategoriesOfficially known as Adjudication Guidelines

    Allegiance to the United StatesForeign InfluenceForeign PreferenceSexual BehaviorPersonal ConductFinancial ConsiderationsAlcohol ConsumptionDrug InvolvementPsychological ConditionsCriminal ConductHandling Protected InformationOutside ActivitiesUse of Information Technology Systems

  • Factors that could raise concernMisuse of Prescription Drugs

    Questionable Judgment

    Dishonesty / Unreliability

    Failure to comply with rules and regulations

    Sexual Behavior that indicates a personality disorder or reflects a lack judgment

  • The Clearance ProcessStartEndSubmit SF86Review by Sponsoring AgencyInvestigationPolygraph (if required)BriefingAdjudication by Sponsoring Agency

  • BriefingYou will be asked to make a verbal attestation that is legally binding. You will sign an oath acknowledging acceptance of the responsibilities inherent with a security clearance. Responsibilities may include: Reporting of adverse informationReporting of changes in personal status, e.g., marital, naturalizationSuspicious Contact Foreign TravelDesire not to work with Classified Information

  • Clearance LifelinePeriodicReinvestigationLife with a ClearanceClearance ProcessPhase 1Phase 2Phase 3

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