Sources of Information and Issues Leading to Clearance Revocations
Technical rept. 1998
DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER MONTEREY CA
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This study examines the range of adjudicative issues and sources of information about those issues leading to clearance revocations in FY98. Data from 864 cases were coded from adjudicative files at five DoD adjudicative facilities that included enlisted personnel, officers, civilian DoD employees, and contractor personnel. The report looks first at the issues and sources of information about trigger events or initial reports of a vulnerability that begins the process leading to a final clearance revocation. Drug use is by far the most frequently cited initial problem, particularly for enlisted personnel. The report also shows that the periodic reinvestigation continues to be a highly productive source of issue information for employee populations who hold clearances long enough to become eligible for a reinvestigation. Also examined here are the reasons cited by adjudicators for a revocation. High on the list of issues are drug use, alcohol abuse, criminal activity, and financial problems. This analysis also includes information about the time required from the date of an initial report of a serious issue to reach a final revocation and, when appealed, to reach a final decision by an appeals board.
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