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#1 Posted : Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:25:56 AM(UTC)
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Since it is a job that requires one to be able to keep secrets, should the person who is being investigated tell the background investigator any information freely? or should the person only tell what the investigator asks for?

To tell or not to tell, that is the question.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30:12 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ask not Go to Quoted Post

Since it is a job that requires one to be able to keep secrets, should the person who is being investigated tell the background investigator any information freely? or should the person only tell what the investigator asks for?

To tell or not to tell, that is the question.


Don't be deceptive. Don't try to control the investigation.
A lot of clearances are denied because people try to hide info. If they ask for it, then answer and provide any relevant information.

Also, you're being really paranoid. Calm down.
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#3 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2018 1:26:24 PM(UTC)

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You actually made me chuckle today with this post.

You should volunteer anything that might appear that you are being deceptive if omitted or you want the the adjudicator to know.

The investigator will ask questions, but like any profession, you have some experienced and some not so experience investigators. You do want to be detailed in your discussion with the investigator about information requested through the security clearance application (SCA, eQIP, SF86 - they are all the same thing). You might omit something that we see as being a mitigating factor (such as seeing a counselor) because you perceive the information being derogatory. You also want the adjudicator to know you are cooperative and open through the information provided through the investigation.

I hope this response helps.
*DISCLAIMER*Correctly filling out your security forms will not guarantee you a clearance in 3 months BUT be sloppy and your case will be in the field a heck of a lot longer, guaranteed.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, December 23, 2018 5:19:15 AM(UTC)
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Answer the questions asked. Hire a therapist to spill the beans.
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