So, here’s my situation: I work at a federal contractor, but not a Gov. employee. A person working for DoD that I know from a past project reached out about a job working for him with direct-hire authority. It is an absolutely amazing opportunity for us and I agreed to pursue; his paperwork is in but I have no tentative offer yet, haven’t filled out any forms, no clearance investigation yet. But, being proactive, I started looking at SF86 - job would require TS, apparently - and now I’m kinda freaked out.
Basically, I’ve had a work laptop for years that I’ve also used as a personal laptop. (Dumb decision in general, but we did finally get a home PC earlier this year) Technically, that could constitute plenty of IT policy violations on its own. But, I’ve also been in the process of trying to recover from using porn, which I’ve used the work PC for as recently as April - at home, on my own time, on my cell personal hotspot. Incredibly (incredibly) stupid, yes - I’ve had pastoral counseling and I’m looking into recovery groups to continue improving. My wife is completely aware, as are some (but not all) close people in my life.
Now, there is technically no record of this, unless an IT audit is possible during investigation (I honestly don’t know what kind of records we have) - I’ve never gotten a warning, reprimand, disciplinary action, nothing from my employer.
The only other thing I can think of that would be a ‘flag’ would be a relative with duel-US/Canada citizenship.
Obviously, given where I’m at in the process, I could make the heartbreaking-but-face-saving move to forgo the opportunity when the tentative offer comes. That said, the opportunities this change would make for my family as a whole is amazing for a variety of reasons, and I would hate walking away purely out of fear I might not get cleared.
If I decide to try and see, should I disclose this (and the actions I’m taking to recover) in Section 27 & comments (27.3 seems like the only place it would be relevant)? Or do I not disclose, as there’s no record, and hope I’m not asked directly in a subject interview.
I won’t lie or try to hide it if it needs to be disclosed - it’s real and I’m taking responsibility in my personal life - but I also don’t want to overshare if it’s unnecessary and would only cause problems.