Pretext: I have been a federal contractor who has held a DoD clearance since 2009. That is, until February 2018 when DoD CAF abruptly denied me clearance, without an ongoing reinvestigation or PR, when someone in Scattered Castle saw that CIA denied me clearance in 2015. Regarding the CIA denial of clearance; I received a SOR a while after applying for a contracting position with the agency. Admittedly, I felt intimidated and defeated. In retrospect, I regret not appealing within the deadline. Legal experts who have read the respective SOR called it ridiculous. It was based on guideline B; foreign influence.
There is a report, “Security Clearance Process: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions”. See https://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R43216.pdf. On page 14 it notes, “[…] with certain exceptions, a security clearance granted by one agency must be accepted by other agencies, though it is difficult to determine the degree to which reciprocity of security clearance background investigations and determinations actually occurs between agencies.”
Based on the passage, and my circumstances, I am curious if it is probable that a security clearance denied by one agency may be accepted by other agencies, on reciprocity? DoD CAF’s disclosed yesterday they will not issue a SOR based on ‘reciprocity with the CIA SOR issued in 2015’, does not sit right. Can this be legal? They suggested appealing directly with CIA, knowing all too well that ship has sailed.
I am working with an attorney. However, desperate times lead to desperate measures. Henceforth, here I am to educate myself on any advice. Any input from you would be highly valuable.