Articles Tagged with security clearance

Here is Bill Henderson on secession “petitions” and security clearances.

DSS personnel have recently received questions from security personnel at cleared contractors about whether contractors should file adverse information reports pursuant to NISPOM paragraph 1-302 regarding cleared persons who sign petitions to allow a state to withdraw or secede from the United States.

It also appears that erroneous statements have been made to the effect that DSS is directing contractors to treat the signing of such petitions as reportable adverse information.

Navy prosecutors have asked a judge to delay the trials of two SEALs accused in connection with the alleged assault of a reported al-Qaida terrorist — apparently because of evidence issues.

Navy Times reports.

If as is indicated there are classified document issues, then it is clear this trial will take time to complete.  Having participated in many classified trials, with one ongoing, over the years I would say that it will take several months to resolve the issues.  Each of the counsel may well have to get security clearances established.  The time to get clearances will be a function of the classification levels involved.  And then there may be Mil. R. Evid. 505 issues.