No, I'm waiting for a secret. And yeah couldn't see the company sponsoring it that long, just considering that length of time a very real possibility. Obviously, I'm finally starting to interview for full time positions in my career path after holding a temporary job to get me along. I graduated in May so I pretty much set my career back 8 months.
With already being 8 months in with NOTHING done on my investigation (no references contacted, no contact from an investigator, nothing) paired with many stories of waiting in adjudication over a year, I feel 18 months is optimistic.
I guess I can see why a lot of contractors rescind offers after interims are denied. I was just "lucky" my hiring company wasn't one of them.