Government Security Clearances

Government Security Clearances:

Experience, Knowledge and a Record of Success Obtaining a government security clearance—whether for an individual or a facility—is often a challenge, especially in the current post-911 security climate. Because getting or maintaining one’s security clearance has a significant impact on an individual’s future, it is important to have accurate legal counsel and knowledgeable representation when dealing with these types of matters. Our office has garnered a great deal of experience pertaining to government security clearances, to our clients’ benefit.

Government Agencies that Issue Security Clearances

Government security clearances are issued by the:

  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Energy (DoE)
  • Department of Justice (DoJ)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

The vast majority of government security clearances are issued by the DoD, which uses the SF86 application process. An individual’s background and fitness for a security clearance will be investigated by the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management. They will be looking into matters including (but not limited to) the applicant’s:

  • Personal identifying data
  • Residence history
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Military service
  • Civil court actions
  • Foreign travel, foreign personal connections
  • Arrests—local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will be contacted
  • Financial delinquencies—such as mortgage, student loan, and credit issues
  • Drug and alcohol involvement
  • Mental health
  • History of any subversive activity
  • Prior government security clearances

Representation at Every Step of the Government Security Clearance Process

Baybridge Law Firm, P.L.L.C. handles cases at every phase of the government security clearance processes, including those at the stage of:

  • Initial consultation
  • Preparation for the security clearance application (Standard Form 86)
  • Security clearance investigation questions
  • Hearing preparation
  • Representation at clearance hearings
  • Responses to Statement of Reasons
  • Requests to re-open hearings
  • Filing appeals of adverse decisions

Contact the government security clearance attorney at Baybridge Law Firm, P.L.L.C. to discuss your government security clearance needs. We will evaluate the details of your specific circumstances and make sure you fully understand all of your legal options.

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