Effect of a Self-Reported incident on JPAS and job search


#1

Good afternoon all,

Question for you. I have a security clearance (Reserve Military Officer) I inadvertantly sent FOUO (not classified, not secret) information to a foreign military officer in a professional course. I sent him a set of notes that I thought he needed for an upcoming test that we both had (we are both in the same class). The deck contained 5 slides of FD-7 information which he was not supposed to receive. The information is very benign and you could EASILY look it up on Google. Nevertheless, I realized about 3 minutes after I emailed it to him that he wasn't supposed to receive this information. So I immediately reported it to my cadre. They told our security office and I was told 3 weeks later that there would be no adverse actions other than a "reportable incident" being on my JPAS. So my question is this: I'm a reserve Officer and am looking for a new civilian job. Will this affect my ability to obtain a government job, specifically one with a Secret clearance? I still have my clearance as it was deemed that I had no intention of purposefully disclosing sensitive information.
Thank you all.


#2

It sounds like you followed all protocols and the incident was deemed not serious and closed, so there should be no impact on a future clearance. If there was a pattern of similar incidents then it would be an issue.