Future Clearance Applicants – What the Whole Person Concept Really Means

Originally published here: https://www.clearancejobsblog.com/future-clearance-applicants-what-the-whole-person-concept-really-means/

If a perfect human being exists, the U.S. Intelligence Community or DoD has yet to meet her (or him). That’s why the “whole person concept” is such an important part of the security clearance process. National security adjudicators are much more interested in lifestyle patterns than they are in any single activity or event. Click on the link above to read more.

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Thanks Marco. I clicked on the link and apparently “close and continues contacts” include foreign friends you have on social media like FB. I do keep in touch with some people once in a while but I sure did not disclose them as close contacts when filling out SF-86. I haven’t seen any of them since 28 years ago and am not planning to see them ever again. In my mind those were not close contacts. Anyway, if I ever get to the polygraph phase of my processing should I mention this?

As long as you are honest in answering the questions asked it will not be an issue, just explain as you have done here.

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Thank you. Useful. Should be pinned as a reference for anyone filling up the SFs