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Department of Defense (DoD) Security Clearances

Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance problems are handled quite frequently at The Edmunds Law Firm. The DoD—which has headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and field offices across the country—is the main source of security clearances in the U.S. An agency within the DoD, the Defense Security Service (DSS), provides security support services to federal defense agencies, the military. and over 20 other federal agencies, and it’s the DSS that processes DoD security clearances.

Three Decades of DoD Security Clearance Experience

Whether you are at the pre-application stage, the hearing stage, or want to appeal an adverse decision regarding a DoD security clearance. attorney Alan V. Edmunds can maximize the chances of your success. He has over 30 years of experience in handling DoD security clearance issues and has a breadth of knowledge about this particular body of law.

The Edmunds Law Firm assists individuals across the United States. In fact, Mr. Edmunds is among a small number of National Security Clearance lawyers who handle DoD security clearances at any location in the country.

The DoD Security Clearance Process

The DoD security clearance process—like the processes for all security clearances issued in the U.S.—will assess a number of factors, including the applicant’s:

  • Loyalty to the United States
  • Fitness for a security clearance; i.e. his or her trustworthiness, soundness of mind, and past conduct
  • Specific issues such as drug or alcohol abuse, criminal conduct, and financial irresponsibility
  • Ties to persons or organizations of a foreign nature or of concern to the relevant U.S. agency

Denial or Revocation of a DoD Security Clearance

When a DoD security clearance is denied. or when the DoD

security clearance that an individual already possessed is revoked, the person may receive a document called a “Statement of Reasons,” or a document called “Letter of Intent to Revoke” or “Decision to Revoke.” These documents may give details about the denial or revocation that concern one or more aspects of the individual’s past, including:

  • Criminal history
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Financial and credit history
  • Foreign influence and preference
  • Personal conduct
  • Psychological profile
  • Residences

Your DoD Security Clearance

If you are experiencing problems with your application for a DoD security clearance or if you are in danger of losing your clearance, contact the DoD security clearance attorneys at The Edmunds Law Firm to arrange a consultation with Attorney Alan V. Edmunds today. Your concerns will be addressed in detail.

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Security Clearance – February 2015

“I want to thank the Edmund ‘s Law firm for a good job done in helping me to obtain a favorable decision in security clearance appeal. I will definitely recommend them for security clearance appeal matters.


Security Clearance – September 2014

“I can gladly express my heartfelt thanks to you and your firm for the outstanding effort that produced the swift and successful result achieved on my behalf. The upfront description of services and prices was comforting and absolutely backed up with the insight, savvy and experience to set my situation right.


Security Clearance – June 2014

“I said it before and I meant it! YOU ARE MY HERO AND THE BEST AT WHAT YOU DO. THANK YOU!”


Security Clearance – June 2014

“Thanks so much for all your help, I’m soooo glad I chose this firm over the other lawyer I was working with! I”ll be sure to write up a great review of your firm on Yelp, or if you have another site you’d prefer me to write a review on, please let me know.

Thank you again so much for handling my appeal, Choosing Edmunds was the best decision I’ve made all year!


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