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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session: Impact of Loss of Security Clearance

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Q:

What is the impact of loss of security clearance?

A:

The immediate impact of a loss of a security clearance varies depending on your current position. If a security clearance is revoked, and one of the requirements of your position is a valid security clearance, you will not be able to continue serving in that capacity, and may be removed as a result of the loss of clearance. Because a security clearance is at all times subject to continual investigation, and does not bring with it a property interest, agencies are only required to provide minimum due process.

This response is written by Conor D. Dirks, associate attorney of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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