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Did I mess up my security clearance by confirming other citizenship?

I didn't know I was a citizen of another country, as well as of the US, at the time I got a position of public trust clearance. I now know that I am, and I know because I asked the other country and they said "yep, sure are." Did I screw up my clearance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2015 - 14 answers

SF85 - Please calm me down.

I have accepted a job through a contractor and start next week. I have just been sent the SF85P-S and SF85P to fill out and bring with me the first day of my job. I am freaking out. I figure if it was a super huge deal and not just a formality, they would have had me fill out this stuff a while back, right? I had no idea I would be filling this out or that the job was a federal agency, I thought it was just for the state, like civil service. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Eternal Clearance Sale of the Spotless Suburban Strip-Mall

Please satisfy my curiosity re: The Never-Ending Clearance Sale Event. [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins on Nov 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Security Clearance Blues

What are my options with a lengthy wait on an interim security clearance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Does changing the swing on my bathroom door actually buy me any space?

What is considered good practice (but not ADA) for interior door clearance in a small residential bathroom with an outswing or pocket door? [more inside]
posted by pizzazz on Mar 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Standard medical clearance form?

Is there a standard medical clearance form for immigration purposes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Am I active? Am I clear?

Hey, so, turns out I was granted a U.S. secret security clearance! ...that I'm not using. I understand that the approval/eligibility is good for two years, but beyond that I have a few questions. (For one: can I apply for jobs truthfully claiming I have an "active clearance"?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I get the rights to make a play into a film?

I want to turn a short play into a short film. If completed, it'll be a low-budget affair seen at a few festivals and hopefully online; the play was first performed in 1990 and the playwright is still alive. How do I go about getting the rights to film his play, or see if I can even think about affording it?
posted by BoringPostcards on Aug 25, 2011 - 3 answers

What happens to a cleance if I leave the job?

Will a U.S. security clearance investigation in progress be halted if I leave my sponsoring company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Can I hope for future government employment after failing an SF85P?

Having failed an SF85P investigation, have I wrecked any chances of future government employment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions

I'm filling in a background-check form for a US government job--Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions--and I'm confused. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Dual citizenship (US and CDN) and security clearance

Can a dual citizen (American and Canadian) get a Secret level security clearance in the United States? I'm starting to hear rumors that they'll ask me to give up my Canadian passport to get the security clearance. And - by giving up my Canadian passport are they asking me to renounce my Canadian citizenship to get the security clearance?
posted by raising_arizona on Sep 15, 2010 - 10 answers

On Keeping Secrets... help me find it!

Help me find a speech on secrecy introducing the experience of having high clearance. It was an excerpt from a book, and was a speech given from someone who already had clearance to a state official who was about to gain such clearance. Involved how one's attitude changes over time. I think I saw it on boingboing or kottke but my google-fu is failing so far. [more inside]
posted by andreinla on Sep 1, 2010 - 7 answers

How to handle a past DUI and security clearance in a small company.

Security clearance with a past DUI, how to handle it with bosses. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2010 - 12 answers

How close is too close?

What is the legal/building regs/workcover requirement for clearance around the inside of an exit door of a factory in NSW Australia?
posted by jacanj on Apr 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Painful Choices.

Relatives-In-Law Might Run Shady Business From Home, Should I Go There For Christmas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2009 - 40 answers

security clearance + previous drug use?

If a person smoked pot in early July 2009, what is the likelihood of that person getting a secret security clearance for summer 2010 federal government internships? Is there anything that person can do now to maximize chance of getting a clearance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Would I know if I were considered a security risk?

If I had been rejected from a job in the US that required a security clearance because I was a security risk, would I know it? Or would I just keep getting rejected from other clearance-required jobs without being told why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Will a ADHD diagnosis or treatment make me lose my security clearance?

Will I lose my security clearance if I am diagnosed ADD/ADHD? And if not, what about if I am diagnosed and taking prescribed, but controlled medication for it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I politely refuse to keep the government's secrets?

How do I excuse myself from applying for secret clearance without having my boss think less of me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2009 - 25 answers

Clearance, Clarence

I have to get a security clearance for my internship at a national lab this summer. I am fairly clueless as to a couple of things. [more inside]
posted by derogatorysphinx on Mar 17, 2009 - 22 answers

Security clearance in the UK?

Another security clearance question, but in the UK. Difficulty: I'm from the US. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Don't Worry About the Government

Government security clearance help: how long does it take? What will (and won't) they find? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Using DVD stills in TV commentary blog?

Incorporating still frame captures in a TV commentary blog: is it possible/affordable/practical to get general permission from the studio to do this? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Who sells "Store Closing" signs and banners?

Does anyone know a good source for ready made "Store Closing" and related signs and banners, with quick delivery times? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Dec 20, 2007 - 4 answers

Drug tests and second hand pot

How carefully should I avoid second-hand pot smoke if I'm going to be applying for a security clearance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2007 - 17 answers

I'm sorry, that's classified.

How do government employees with security clearances keep track of which information is classified and which information isn't, when they get asked questions about work that they do? [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Jan 5, 2007 - 21 answers

Foreign Service Aspirations

Security Clearance/Foreign Service-filter: I'm thinking of a career in the Foreign Service when I get out of college (T-minus 4 years), which I am just now entering. While metafilter has had questions about this before, but my situation is am bit different (so I'm hoping the Foreign Service mefites from those threads can chime in). The most important distinction is that I'm looking to be a Security Engineering Officer, or in some other sort of engineering related role (which falls under "Management" I believe) not a diplomat. Much more after the jump... [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Aug 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Security clearance and previous drug experimentation

How likely is it that someone would be given security clearance (confidential, secret, or top secret) if they experimented with various illegal drugs (including marijuana, acid, cocaine and crystal meth) during their college years (ending about 5-6 years ago) but who hasn't done anything since (and has no desire to anymore)? [more inside]
posted by freshgroundpepper on Jun 14, 2005 - 23 answers

Security Clearances

How does someone obtain 'U. S. Government Security Clearance'? I just got laid off and am searching for jobs online again and noticed this on the big sites like Hotjobs, Monster and Dice and it made me curious.
posted by ao4047 on Jan 18, 2005 - 22 answers

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