My TS clearance is being handled through the federal agency that is hiring me. I had my personal interview in October and all of my references had been interviewed by early November. No one has reached out to me with additional questions or for more information. However, when I called to inquire about the status of my clearance I was told that the investigation is "ongoing and pending" but was given no other details.
I don't have a criminal record/drug history/etc. However I did live abroad for several years and am married to a foreign national (Canadian) and therefore have a pretty extensive travel history and listed a fair number of foreign contacts (although I stressed in my personal interview that I'm only "bound" to a couple of them). I also provided additional references who were able to confirm my activities while I was abroad.
Does anyone have any insight into why the investigation is ongoing and how much longer it might take?