My interim clearance was recently denied, and the agency decided to forgo the full TS/SCI investigation and rescind the TO. I have two questions:
- Is there any recourse or is this somewhat normal?
- For future applications, would this fall under the ‘have you ever been denied a security clearance’ question? I assume not, because a full investigation was not done.
I believe it was denied due to recency of drug use (8 months) but I did not want to lie. I plan to apply for similar jobs in the future and would not want to misstate the clearance denial question.