Statement of Reasons Job Aid

The Defense Security Service (DSS) published a job aid for security professionals and Facility Security Officers (FSO) to assist military and DoD civilian personnel in understanding what is in the Statement of Reasons (SOR) package and how to respond to a Letter of Intent (LOI) to deny eligibility for a security clearance. Read more here.


My ability to understand the process and the language of the SOR and the appeal are the only reason that I have a clearance. Every issue on my SOR was easily mitigated but the presentation and the documentation were needed in order to show the ALJ that I was nowhere near a risk.