We Work With The Full Range Of Security Clearance Issues
And With The Full Spectrum of Clients Who Require Clearances
Our clients include anyone whose career requires a Security Clearance of any kind. We can help you if your work requires clearance—and you have a concern or problem with that clearance. Clients include:
- Military (Department of Defense, DOD), both:
- Active duty military
- Military reserves
- Federal employees
- Government contractors
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- National Security Agency (NSA)
- United States Department of State (State Department)
- Department of Transportation (DOT)
You Need Help With Either Of The Following:
An Issue On One Or More Of The 13 Guidelines In DOD Directive 5220.6
The Intelligence Community Policy Guidance Number 704.2
It’s Not Something You Do Every Day— It’s Specialized Work
All agencies use the 13 guidelines to determine if you qualify for a Security Clearance. When your clearance is in question, it means the government has a concern about you relative to one or more of the guidelines. You have to respond within a set timeframe to protect your job.
We Do Not Recommend You Do This On Your Own
Your Response Is Stringently Scrutinized—And Everything Depends On What You Say
Responding correctly in a very short timeframe can save you from actual peril. Your agency is looking for specific types of responses and mitigating information. You’re unlikely to fully understand exactly what they need to see and how it needs to be presented. Let’s take the mystery out of the process and get you squared away as quickly as possible.
Why Do Clients Come To Us?
Our Clients Come To Us With Various Security-Clearance-Related Problems
We Understand How Painful And Confusing These Problems Can Be For You
Security clearances are complex and becoming more so every day. These problems can literally bring your career to a full stop—sometimes without much warning. We know how frustrating—even infuriating—the security clearance process can be for you. We’ve helped hundreds of clients get through these kinds of problems.
- You’ve received notification that you need to have a Security Clearance for your work. You’ve either never applied before or had a clearance years ago. You need help to fill out the 127-page application form: Questionnaire For National Security Positions SF-86. This is a “permanent record”, and your answers follow you throughout your career. If you don’t understand the government interpretations of what you’re submitting, you could trigger a problem for yourself.
- You’ve applied for a Security Clearance, and the government has questions you need to respond to. You’ve received interrogatories and don’t know how to answer the questions correctly. One thing you must realize is that interrogatories are often the start of denying your clearance. You need to know that your best response includes evidence and documents that support your case.
- You’ve received a notification that lets you know your clearance is in danger of revocation or denial. You have a sense of what the problem is and how this happened, but you don’t know your best response. You need help to put together the kind of response that will save your career.
- You’ve been denied Security Clearance or your clearance has been suspended. Of course you understand the words on the notification, but that doesn’t mean you know the best response. You want to get help to solve this and need a security clearance lawyer.
- You’ve had a Security Clearance for years—maybe even decades—now there’s some problem. Suddenly the government has a reason to doubt you. You may not even understand exactly what the problem is—or even worse how you “caused” the problem. You don’t know what to do and you need help.
- Your written responses have failed to satisfy the government’s concerns. You’ve received notification that keeping your Security Clearance is dependent on an appearance or hearing. You need to prepare for a personal appearance in front of an administrative judge or a security appeals board/panel.
- Keeping your Security Clearance is dependent on an appearance or hearing. You need a security clearance attorney to help you prepare and present yourself effectively. This is something you’ve never done before and is critical to being able to continue your career path.
- You’re serving overseas and have somehow run afoul of security concerns. There’s additional fear added to your situation because you don’t have the same resources as you would when stationed in the continental United States (CONUS). Most likely, it was some innocent “infraction” on your part caused by increasing security concerns. You need help quickly addressing and resolving the situation.
Which Clients Are Most Successful In Working With Us?
Clients With Certain Characteristics Have The Greatest Success Working With Us
We’ve Worked With Hundreds Of Clients, And Can Say This With Confidence
Not every client will be successful in gaining or retaining a Security Clearance. We can tell you quite bluntly that clients with certain traits have the easiest time and are most likely to have successful outcomes. These are the types of clients who tend to be successful.
- You are very cooperative, efficient and productive in the time we spend together. You realize that we’re working on your behalf, and prioritize our requests. You see our efforts as teamwork and behave proactively. You understand that we’re up against a time limit and give us the lead time that makes it easy for us to do our best work for you.
- You are very informative and answer all questions without avoidance or prevarication. You make yourself available for follow-up questions or requests. You are communicative when you think of or realize additional information we could use. You don’t do “ghosting” or get “too busy” to talk—forcing us to chase you so we can help you.
- You are willing to spend the time to provide a robust narrative describing the problems. You understand that a one-sentence response is not going to help us help you. This is one instance where “too much” is better than “not enough” as a starting point. We’ll be explaining your circumstances in our responses, and need to know everything possible for background.
- You realize how critical it is for you to provide an honest narrative about the issues involved. We understand that it’s not easy and can be painful to talk to a stranger about life’s messes. However, your career depends on your willingness to trust us with those details. We need to know the causes, whys and wherefores—and also any ways you’re addressing or have addressed the problem.
- You are extremely motivated to solve this problem as quickly as possible. This is your #1 priority and you’re committed to doing everything you can to make the process run smoothly.
Where To Next?
Now you have an idea about the kinds of clients we work with and the kinds of issues they face. To learn the details of how we work, our values, and the kinds of results you could get, click on How We Work.