Decades Long Drug Use Leads to Clearance Denial

In most security clearance denial cases the adjudicative decision is based on one or two areas of concern that are disqualifying in accordance with the adjudicative guidelines. However, in a recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case the applicant was issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) that invoked three out of thirteen adjudicative guidelines. Read more here…

Apparently it wasn’t just the decades long drug use… there was also continued drug use while holding an interim clearance, selling cocaine, and answering “No” to all of the illegal drug use questions on the SF-86.

I’m surprised this guy got a job offer, much less an interim.

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