As like others who has requested help, I too need some help. With that being said, below is my situation.
In July of 2009, I left the Marine Corps after being stationed here in Washington, DC for White House Ceremonial Honor Guard. Since then, I haven’t used my security clearance up until 2012, when I was applied for a position with DHS. For example, prior to applying to DHS I was told by both JPAS, DSS, and DISCO “that my security clearance was still active.” As a result, I applied to DHS, after being informed it should be a smooth process. However, because of academic-conflicts, I didn’t get the job. Fast forward to 2017, JPAS, DSS, and DISCO “still state my clearance remains active.”
My guess? Because of the 10 year Periodic Reinvestigation, that would prompt my clearance to be good until 2019. <-- I could be wrong, but this is how I interpret it.
So anyway, fast forward to May 2017, I graduate with a degree in Government and International Politics with a minor in Intelligence Analysis, and a concentration in Cybersecurity; that allows me to be recruited for a DoD Contracting Job four months out of college. However, this is where it gets really interesting.
August 11, 2017, I interview with a cleared contractor who sponsors my clearance. They provide me with a written offer of employment; they tell me an active SECRET clearance is required; they have OPM give me access to e-Qip; followed by telling me to fill it out as fast and accurate as possible, because they need me to start within 45 days.
August 28, 2017, I’m told by my SFO my active SECRET (T3 DD02) security clearance came back good, and my first day to report to the command-site is September 4th, 2017. My first day, I’m completing; testing, and signing off on government courses - to accelerate my ability to get my PIV Credentials, my CAC card, and my-login credentials - so my IT workstation can be set up. After a week-and-a-half, I get my CAC card and I’m rocking and rolling for 11 months on the job. Whereas, after 11 months, the contract is terminated due to multiple bidders. And so, I turn in my CAC card; I take the experience that I’ve gained, and I move onto the private sector.
January 14th through January 16th, I’m now applying to Information Security and Cybersecurity Positions in the Washington, DC area - due to obtaining experience in the private sector. However, on January 16th, I was told by a future contracting employer, that my secret-security clearance isn’t active in JPAS, and therefore, they can’t on-board me at their client site. Now, obviously I’m thinking the recruiter might have “messed up my social security number” seeing how I was just activated last year. And so, I have their SFO contact me to troubleshoot, that results with their SFO telling me:
"Hi Mr. X, yeah so I know you talked to Mr. Y with you saying you have an active clearance in JPAS. However, when I look in JPAS your clearance is showing you haven’t been active since 2009; as that was your last adjudication buddy. Like, I see in March of 2017, that your fingerprints were starting to get ran, but other than that, you never had an active secret or top-secret security clearance after 2009."
With that being said, how is this possible; seeing how I was just cleared by my previous contractor - that resulted in me working 11 months on the job; touching both NIPRNET and SIPRNET systems? Like seriously, how does this happen? Is this because of the OPM China Hacks? Because like most of us, we all received the letter; prompting us to flag our credit bureaus; notify our banks, and opt into OPMS MyCareID Service. On that note, can anybody shed light on this issue? Like even my sponsoring contractor aren’t even data-logged into JPAS as sponsoring my security clearance - which is really odd!