Concern is raised when the applicant is suspected of having questionable judgment, lack of candor, dishonesty or unwillingness to comply with rules and regulations. Of special interest is any failure (or refusal) by the applicant to provide truthful and candid answers during the security clearance process, such as the completion of the SF-86.
Such examples include:
- deliberate omission, concealment or falsification of relevant facts from any personnel security questionnaire, personal history statement, or similar form used in the security clearance process
- disruptive, violent or other inappropriate behavior in the workplace
- a pattern of dishonesty or rule violations
- evidence of significant misuse of Government or other employer’s time or resources
- association with persons involved in criminal activity
- breach of client confidentiality, release of proprietary information, and/or unauthorized release of sensitive corporate or other government protected information
The individual may have made a prompt, good faith effort to correct the concealment or falsification before being confronted with it. The offense may also be minor, far in the past or happened under unique circumstances that are unlikely to recur. However, these conditions could still raise security concerns.
From preparation initial consultation and preparation of the SF-86 application to avoid falsifications and omissions entirely to the appeals process, we have experience handling Clearance cases involving these and other issues. Experience makes the difference.
Contact The Edmunds Law Firm for National Security Clearance Representation Whatever the clearance issue or difficulty you are facing, or if you simply need top-notch legal counsel as you apply for a security clearance, contact our law firm to arrange a private consultation today.