I had a TS/SCI w/ CI Poly (DOD) for 4 years, and just got out of the Army and my contracting company put me in for TS/SCI w/ FS (IC). One of the questions about filling out forms was flagged during the poly. I was nervous because when I was 16 or 17, I tried pot a total of 2 times. When I joined the Army, at 27, the SF86 said ‘in the past 7 years’ and I wrote down no, the truth.
But throughout the years I forgot, and before the FS I started getting really nervous, because I had thought that at that time, the form said ‘have you EVER’, so after messing up on that question, and the polygrapher asking me what was going on, I admitted all of it, and we updated my SF86 with the drug usage (even though it was over 10 years ago).
I just got my denial, and waiting on the SOR.
My contracting company also has given me 2 weeks to find billable uncleared work or I’m being let go. All my experience is in cleared work. I’m working on getting a commercial position, but it’s not a guarantee.
Do I retain legal counsel? Will the shutdown slow things up?
How screwed am I?