I just received a CJO from NSA in Jan 2019. In 2015, I applied to NSA (same position) and went thru the entire clearance process and was closed out in 2016. I submitted a FOIA immediately after being closed out to find out why since it was odd. They didn’t deny me a clearance and told me I could re-apply after a few months. I re-applied in 2017. Got an interview request in 2018, a year later, and got another CJO last month.
My FOIA literally came in the mail a few days ago (damn what a big packet). They seem to have omitted everything from my psychological assessment. They put the reason for my closeout as “illegal conduct”. I’m not sure if that means admitting to downloading 10 songs illegally in the last few years or my driving record history, which was a spattering of speeding tickets and license suspensions due to not paying tickets in time. No DUI’s or anything serious. They knew about this stuff before my poly, which I passed. So strange how they would process me and close me out for it.
Need advice on how to approach my new CJO which I’ve accepted. Haven’t gotten any tickets since because where I live now, I don’t have to drive.
Also, I’m currently getting a clearance w/ CIA for a similar position. I’ve been in their process for 3 years now since I got my COE (conditional offer of employment). I’m guessing it’s taking a while since I know a lot of foreign nationals and Russians. I studied in Russia and Kazakhstan with funds from the government. Nothing illegal or fishy given the current national discourse @ Russian collusion.
When I got closed out by NSA, I told CIA during my poly-which I had to do 2 of them. CIA is really good at making you think you’re lying to try to get you to admit things. Got under my skin a bit, lol. I passed though. They didn’t seem to care much about the NSA close out. They asked me to make copies of whatever documentation I had. My polygrapher chuckled indicating that NSA routinely over-processes people. Meaning, they make a lot of CJO’s even though they only have limited slots. Meaning that you could get a CJO from NSA and it puts you in a line of others with CJO’s and whoever gets thru the process first gets the slots. The polygrapher said, we don’t have that kinda money to waste on recruiting applicants we might not bring on.
So my question-I know, I’m long-winded. Should I tell CIA that I got my FOIA and give it to them? And with the NSA, what should I tell them @ the FOIA? Should I tell them I got it, or ask about the psych and how to avoid pitfalls if my closeout was related to the psych and they don’t want to tell me? Advice would be appreciated, and feel free to be long-winded! Thanks!