Length of time to clear is based on several items. First and foremost, who is sponsoring. If it is an operational position…high speed…low drag…they are much faster. If it is a support position, it is much slower. .The operator types on my compound will clear in 3 to 8 months. The support folks clear in 18 to 24 months. Next up is complexity of the case: how many states you lived in, how often you moved, why did you move? Will this require other investigators to reach out and look into references and addresses? Some of this is simultaneous, some is not. After that a person with sketchy finances, multiple arrests, not necessarily convictions, possible drug issues, alcohol events, counselings, foreign travel, foreign contacts…all of that must be scoped. Compare that to a person who is 18, lives with mom and dad, no travel, no foreign connections, no drugs, arrests, alcohol situations. The first takes a lot of leg work. The second does not. How long it sits in adjudication is another part where it takes time, and based on complexity it slows. I’ve seen some go into adjudication fast, and sit, and they had a previously bad, currently good financial record. Others entered adjudication 45 days after them, but cleared and came right out of adjudication in a week. The first person still sits 2 plus months later.