For background, I work full-time as a (currently uncleared) DoD contractor. I am on Day 435 since SF-86 submission for a TS/SCI (no poly) part-time consulting gig through another contractor (done with the full knowledge of the first contractor, of course–in fact they were quite enthusiastic about it). While the FSO informs me that the investigation is still “open” in JPAS, I am guessing that most of the actual work (as opposed to the waiting!) is done on that–personal interview was about 7 months ago and all of my references and current/former employers were contacted either prior to that or between then and now.
I’m being recruited for a different full-time position (approximately January start date) that requires only a DoD Secret. Will they have to start over with a brand-new investigation for the Secret, or is there some way that they can use the existing pretty-much-complete investigation? I know that Secrets are generally much faster, so will that save any time?
Of course ideally the TS/SCI would come through before then, and I suppose there’s a chance since a lot of them seem to complete in the 500-day range (right?), but if that doesn’t happen I don’t want the Secret process to somehow short-circuit the TS/SCI.