What Does No Determination Made Mean for a Security Clearance?

Originally published at: https://www.clearancejobsblog.com/what-does-no-determination-made-mean-for-a-security-clearance/

National Security Adjudicators enter their adjudicative determinations into the various systems of record used to house security clearance information (DISS, CVS, Scattered Castles, etc.).  These determinations could be to grant, deny, or revoke eligibility. They can also enter loss of jurisdiction, close no action, or no determination made. So, what exactly does a no determination made (NDM)…

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Can you do “NO ACTION”?

There was a post on this forum (or maybe the late lamented Federal Soup security clearance forums) from somebody who got this outcome. As I recall this person was a military member so I suspect your second bullet may have applied.

I’d say this is a pretty rare outcome… I wonder if it mostly occurs when somebody loses interest in the job or finds something else after waiting a long time for the clearance.