Received my Secret clearance in Jan 2010 and my reinvestigation is due Jan 2020. Back in 2012/2013, I applied for a position that required a TS. I started the process to include SF86, poly (passed), and psych. However, and this is now 6+ years, I recall receiving a letter or e-mail about a month into the process stating that I did not get the job and that they were going to stop with my clearance process. I obviously wanted to know more so I requested applicable documents via FOIA.
Many months later I received the packet. First doc was a redacted email and the message/subject stated “The personnel security processing is being discontinued on [my name]…”
Question: Is a security clearance process being discontinued the same as being denied?
Question 2: If not, then on the updated SF86, for question Section 25 "Have you EVER had a security clearance eligibility/access authorization denied, suspended, or revoked?, would I check “NO”?
I still have the Secret clearance and never lost it after they “discontinued” my clearance processing for the TS.
About to fill out paperwork soon and would appreciate guidance, etc.!