Articles by Dan Meyer

Mental health not costing many troops security clearances, data shows

For years, military leaders have insisted that troops in need of mental health care should reach out without worrying it will adversely impact their professional path. Yet despite…

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Continuous vetting for trust and security clearance is easier said than done

Growing numbers of federal employees are about to come under what’s known as continuous vetting. Public databases automatically monitored by security officials to make sure you…

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GOP presidential candidate promises ‘large-scale, mass layoffs’ across government

Federal agencies will experience mass layoffs in 2025 if one of the leading Republican presidential candidates is elected, eventually leading to an elimination of 75% of all…

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How to make sure you keep that security clearance

You’re heard of the term cancel culture: getting rid of people with unpopular opinions. It’s not all that new. The popular new movie Oppenheimer re-enacts the revocation of…

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Trump Lawyers Face Crime-Fraud Exception in Claiming Attorney-Client Privilege

WASHINGTON — The latest indictment against former President Donald Trump this week listed as co-conspirators five attorneys who are likely to have their loyalty to their client…

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Why violent extremists get security clearances — but people of color must sometimes wait and wait

At the dawn of former President Donald Trump’s administration, government employees and contractors in need of security clearances could wait years for approval. Federal…

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National security at ‘high risk’ as ‘old school’ methods degrade government security practices

When news broke that 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard airman Jack Teixeira leaked defense documents on the social network Discord, experts and concerned citizens…

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What do the Discord leaks mean for the security clearance process?

In a June 30 memo, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin directed Pentagon officials to take a range of actions to tighten access to classified information. The directive stems from a…

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Cost-effective positions may protect Dayton, Wright-Patt intelligence jobs

Tighter federal access to classified and secure information probably will not result in fewer contractors with clearances in the Dayton area around Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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A report that Elon Musk uses ketamine could put his security clearance at risk — again

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal that Elon Musk uses ketamine at parties could prompt an investigation into his security clearance, two attorneys who specialize in…

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