Security Clearance Denials for the First Quarter of 2018 Sees Slight Uptick in Foreign Influence Issues

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First quarter statistics from January through the end of March from the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) Board shows they heard a total of 150 clearance denial appeals. Financial issues continue to outpace all other combined. Below is a breakdown by adjudicative category of the issues involved (Note – many cases had multiple…


Marko, what are the countries in the first Q resulting in denial of clearance based on foreign influence?

Countries that are hostile to the U.S, are violators of international human rights laws, or engage in corporate espionage/technology theft. Mainly China, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Nigeria, India, Colombia, and Turkey.

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