Government Security Clearances
National Security Clearance Attorneys You Can Trust
Are you applying for a security clearance to work for a federal agency? Have you just received a denial or revocation? If so, then it may be time to speak with legal counsel. These types of clearances are often key to maintaining one's professional standing and a rejection can often adversely affect an applicant's career.
At Claery & Hammond, LLP, we have been assisting clients with their security clearance goals for more than three decades. We're well versed in the application process, the common pitfalls applicants face, and the ramifications of a possible denial. Call our experienced national security clearance lawyers to learn more about what we can do to ensure your qualifications receive the recognition they deserve.
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Which Agency Are You Applying to?
Federal agencies employ a hierarchy of security clearances to protect institutional information, national intelligence, and other sensitive materials. For both federal employees and private sector contractors, security clearances are key to maintaining the integrity of these materials.
The following agencies issue security clearances:
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Defense
- Department of Justice
- Department of Energy
The Department of Defense is usually responsible for vetting and issuing security clearances, which they do with the SF-86 application process. Everything from an applicant's education and employment history to their finances and history of drugs and subversive activity will be examined in this process.
Navigating This Process on Your Behalf
While the DoD is extraordinarily thorough and often accurate in determining the candidacy of an applicant, mistakes can be made. It is often the case that a candidate that receives a denial can appeal the decision and present new information and arguments to reassert their qualifications. Claery & Hammond, LLP is ready to assist you with this process, request the proper hearings, and ensure that your candidacy is given the consideration it deserves.
You do not have to face this process without an advocate in your corner.
Call our team of national security clearance lawyers now.