Currently I’m employed by the state of Massachusetts but I’m in the process of applying for a private company that contracts with the Navy and would be required to obtain a secret clearance if I’m hired.
I’m wondering if my situation would allow me to obtain a secret clearance. If not, I don’t want to waste my time or anyone else’s.
Back in June of 2013 when I was 20 I was accused of remotely logging into one of the computers my town’s library has set up for the public to use. The police were involved and they executed a search warrant at my house (the same house I currently live in) and took my computers. That’s the last I ever heard of it. I was never contacted by the police again, no charges were filed, and was never arrested.
In March of 2014 I was hired at the state agency I currently work at and passed a CORI check without issue. In the summer of 2019 I applied for and was granted a Massachusetts license to carry a firearm.
I looked over in detail SF-86 and nowhere that I saw asks for anything related to something like this. Since no charges were filed and this happened over 7 years ago, do you think this is even in scope of obtaining a secret clearance? Should I disclose it? Will this ruin my chances of getting a secret clearance?
The only two other things that I’ll have to disclose on the SF-86 form is I smoked weed on two occasions in 2015 and didn’t like it and never touched it again. Also, one of my friends that I instant message and voice chat with online lives in Montreal Canada. We only talk about once a week via the Internet. He’s just a friend and we ever had any sort of business/money deals.