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ClearanceQuestion101  
#1 Posted : Friday, April 23, 2021 3:37:05 AM(UTC)
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My company is considering me for a promotion and that job requires I upgrade my clearance from a Secret to a TS/SCI with CI Poly.

My only concern is I used used to torrent (never sold) music and videogames , this was *before* I got my first clearance 9 years ago. I’ve filled out a few SF86s’ since then but never thought to put it down since none of the questions asked specifically about torrenting/illegal downloads nor personal computer use. I never torrented *while* cleared.

From the posts I’ve been reading lately they’ll ask on the polygraph if you’ve torrented anything at any point. Does anyone think this will be a problem? If I pursue this role I don’t intend on lying if I’m asked during the poly.

Another question I have is if I were to fail the poly would I lose my Secret?
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#2 Posted : Friday, April 23, 2021 10:02:24 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ClearanceQuestion101 Go to Quoted Post
My company is considering me for a promotion and that job requires I upgrade my clearance from a Secret to a TS/SCI with CI Poly.

My only concern is I used used to torrent (never sold) music and videogames , this was *before* I got my first clearance 9 years ago. I’ve filled out a few SF86s’ since then but never thought to put it down since none of the questions asked specifically about torrenting/illegal downloads nor personal computer use. I never torrented *while* cleared.

From the posts I’ve been reading lately they’ll ask on the polygraph if you’ve torrented anything at any point. Does anyone think this will be a problem? If I pursue this role I don’t intend on lying if I’m asked during the poly.

Another question I have is if I were to fail the poly would I lose my Secret?


What are you worrying about? You can not take back what you've done in the past and you sure can not "stretch the truth" during the clearance process. Man up and put everything out in the open. I guarantee you you'll make everyone life much easier. The first stretch-of-the-truth you tell you need to stretch a few more truths to make up for the previous stretch-of-the-truth. Honesty is the best policy when dealing with the government.
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