NAC Check holding up TS/SCI clearance


#1

My situation is a little confusing. I’m currently processing with a few IC agencies. Agency A (The first one) I have been in adjudication for 12 months.

Agency B started a new background investigation on me because Agency A would not give them their results because I was still pending… Now the background for Agency B started in March 2017, however I was able to find out it is still pending only due to the NAC Check being held up.

My understanding of the NAC is: if you’ve ever been fingerprinted or investigated by a national agency, it will show a “hit.” Agency B told me they are at the mercy of Agency A until they give them whatever they need.

My question is what in the NAC check does Agency B what from Agency A? How long can they hold it for/will it take? I’m also processing with Agency C who is waiting on Agency B to finish their background so they can reciprocate the results/clearance. This is all for an initial clearance. Is there any way Agency A would not give up the “results” or whatever Agency B needs from them to close the BI until they are ready to close my adjudication and give me an EOD?


#2

Bump… Anyone have any ideas?


#3

Mr. Hakamaa, do you have any insight on this issue? Just called my security contact and they said my investigation has been closed for a while but the NAC is still pending.


#4

Your investigation cannot be closed if a NAC is still pending, as it is a part of every investigation.See this article: https://clearancejobsblog.com/a-breakdown-of-the-tier-3-background-investigation/

All agencies prioritize the NAC request based on their own workload and available personnel, so not surprising that if you are in process with one agency and then they get a request from another agency (especially IC) for them to not be in a hurry it get it done. That is about all the insight I have on it.


#5

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