Frequently Asked Questions
No. We can help those who are thinking about applying for employment that requires or may require a security clearance in the future.
No. Only the Adjudicator reviewing your investigation can make the final decision regarding your security clearance eligibility.
In any of the events mentioned above, you will receive written notice describing the reason for denial or revocation and how you may appeal the decision.
Yes. Not all government jobs require a security clearance.
Depending on the reason your eligibility has been denied, suspended, or revoked, there are other options. For example, you may have been denied a Top Secret clearance but may still be eligible for a Secret level clearance. Additionally, if you were denied clearance for a job with one agency this may not preclude you from obtaining clearance at another Agency.
All levels of security clearance (Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret) are valid for 5 years or until the US Government determines access is no longer warranted.
No. This is a common misconception. An employee is only granted the ability to have access to classified information by a specific US Government Agency. A clearance can be granted for work with a specific agency, on a specific project, or even a physical location. Once your need for clearance has ended (project completion, change in job location, etc.) you no longer have an active clearance (there are some exceptions).