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Security Clearance Application Assistance

To determine agency and contractor employees’ suitability and fitness for a security clearance, the federal government requires the completion of a Questionnaire for National Security Positions Standard Forms 85 or 86 (SF85/ SF86). After the form is submitted over the e-QIP system, applicants will be interviewed by a national security clearance background investigator.

The information you disclose – and how that information is framed – on the application and during the interview process could mean the difference between being granted a security clearance and being outright denied.

You need to be prepared – your career is on the line. The security clearance attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC will ensure that your application is complete and that you are ready to respond to an investigator’s questions.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s security clearance attorneys can provide federal employees, federal contractors, and military personnel with the following security clearance application services:

  • Assistance in completing an SF85/SF86 form;
  • Review of a completed SF85/SF86 form;
  • Tips on how to address problematic aspects of your background; and
  • Interview coaching.

Click any of the below links to learn more about the security clearance application process.

  • Frequently Asked Questions About the SF86
  • Why You Need a Lawyer
  • Common SF86 Mistakes
  • Proposed Changes to the SF86

In the event your security clearance application is denied or revoked and you receive a Statement of Reasons/Letter of Intent (SOR/LOI), Tully Rinckey PLLC’s security clearance attorneys can represent you in the appeal process.

Call Tully Rinckey PLLC today to speak confidentially about your individual situation with an experienced security clearance attorney. We can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 202-787-1900 or via email at

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