I received a letter from CBP regarding my application for security clearance and I had a couple of charged off items (SBA loan and a credit card) related to a business I owned and subsequently closed in 2014 and they are wanting me to first explain the debt and also why it was not on my electronic questionnaire for the investigation process. I didn’t list them because they were related to the business.
The letter itself is a proposal letter telling me i am unsuitable for employment as a contractor but before a final decision is rendered I am given the opportunity to explain.
To be honest I really did not think I had to add them to the application.
Any suggestions on how to effectively respond would be greatly appreciated, I really want this job.