Question for Marko or any others in the “know”: I’m seeing varying timelines for conducting an investigation which continue to perplex me. Let’s consider a TS/SCI Poly clearance investigation. Some folks post timelines which have some sort of activity every month or so, indicating progress. For example, credit report pulled in December, follow-up questions in January, references contacted in February, subject interview conducted in February, Poly/Psych conducted in April (or conversely, poly/psych conducted earlier with subject interview following a month later) --> adjudication.
Whereas for others, I see a similar beginning timelines as the foregoing, leading to a subject interview in February, except no word on scheduling the poly/psych, or vice versa, with the horse jumping before the cart. What would be the possible reasons for this? Hoping that there’s a system to the madness and that it’s not a matter of “luck of the draw”?