I’ve submitted my SF86, and already had my investigator in person interview for the secret clearance and all my references were interviewed.
Any questions he had and needed were clarified.
As I now sit and wait and read the forums I am becoming anxious and I hope just over thinking.
Section 25 states:
Has the U.S. Government (or a foreign government) EVER investigated your background and/or granted you a security clearance eligibility/access?
I clicked no as I assumed this means performed the background investigation. It did not ask if I had submitted an SF86, or submitted to a polygraph before.
15 years ago I went to officer Candidate School for the military and had to leave due to an injury. I did fill out an SF86 but as far as I know, no investigation was completed in reference to the SF86.
I also applied to a 3 letter agency and submitted an SF86 4(ish) years ago. Got to the polygraph and was told I was not moving forward to the background investigation. I was never granted or denied a clearance.
I’m also a police officer that had to do a background and polygraph on the state level Before being hired but I’m assuming that’s not the US government.
I read on federal soup someone saying (retired investigator) that as long as you didn’t have an the official background Into the SF86 investigation started that “no” is an acceptable answer. However that was a topic from 9 years ago.
Am I overthinking the question?
If he had a question about it if the system shows I had submitted sf86s in the past, would he have asked me to clarify?