DoD Security Clearances

Department of Defense Security Clearances:

Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance problems are handled quite frequently at Baybridge Law Firm, P.L.L.C. The DoD—which has headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and field offices across the country—is the main source of security clearances in the U.S. An agency within the DoD, the Defense Security Service (DSS), provides security support services to federal defense agencies, the military, and over 20 other federal agencies, and it’s the DSS that processes DoD security clearances.

DoD Security Clearance Experience

Whether you are at the pre-application stage, the hearing stage, or want to appeal an adverse decision regarding a DoD security clearance, Baybridge Law Firm, P.L.L.C.,  can maximize the chances of your success.  We have both had military clearances and we understand the DoD security clearance issues and this particular body of law.

Baybridge Law Firm, P.L.L.C., assists individuals across the Florida and Michigan. In fact, Baybridge Law Firm, P.L.L.C., is among a small number of lawyers  who handle DoD security clearances at any location in the State of Florida.

The DoD Security Clearance Process

The DoD security clearance process—like the processes for all security clearances issued in the U.S.—will assess a number of factors, including the applicant’s:

  • Loyalty to the United States; and
  • Fitness for a security clearance; i.e., his or her trustworthiness, soundness of mind, and past conduct; and
  • Specific issues such as drug or alcohol abuse, criminal conduct, and financial irresponsibility including foreclosure issues; and
  • Ties to persons or organizations of a foreign nature or of concern to the relevant U.S. agency

Denial or Revocation of a DoD Security Clearance

When a DoD security clearance is denied, or when the DoD security clearance that an individual already possessed is revoked, the person may receive a document called a “Statement of Reasons,” or a document called “Letter of Intent to Revoke” or “Decision to Revoke.” These documents may give details about the denial or revocation that concern one or more aspects of the individual’s past, including:

  • Criminal history
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Financial and credit history including foreclosures
  • Foreign influence and preference
  • Personal conduct
  • Psychological profile
  • Residences

Your DoD Security Clearance

If you are experiencing problems with your application for a DoD security clearance or if you are in danger of losing your clearance, Contact Baybridge Law Firm, P.L.L.C., to arrange a consultation. Your concerns will be addressed in detail.

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