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Industrial Security Managers Should Consider Annual Security Clearance Eligibility Data

Will contractor security clearances continue to decline? Since 2011, the United States Intelligence Authorization Act has required the President to report to Congress on the number of federal government contractors holding security clearances as of October 1 each year. Acting for the President, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issues an annual report on contractor security clearances. For the past four years, and with government defense and intelligence budgets in flux, the total number of contractor security clearances (measured by eligibility) has fallen. Industrial security managers, including Facility Security Officers (FSOs), should consider this reality when managing cleared populations and assessing new clearance candidates. From the ODNI’s most recent report:


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Brian E. Kaveney, Litigation, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Partner & Security Clearance Team Leader

Brian Kaveney is an experienced business litigator whose practice includes advising defense contractors on compliance matters and assisting companies and individuals in obtaining and maintaining the proper security clearance.

The founder and head of Armstrong Teasdale’s Security Clearance and Facility Clearance Task Force, Brian guides companies, key management personnel, and employees through the process of obtaining and keeping the approval that is required to work with the Department of Defense, the military services and other agencies. He anticipates issues and concerns and...

Lindsey Selinger, Litigation Attorney, Security Clearance Process, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm

Lindsey Selinger, a member of the Litigation group, focuses on security clearance issues and represents clients in all stages of the clearance process. She is also well-versed in all phases of litigation including discovery, trial preparation, and negotiation of settlements.

As part of her practice, Lindsey reviews SF-86 questionnaires for issues that may impede an individual’s clearance, provides responses to Interrogatories and Statements of Reasons, and engages the Department of Defense and other agencies to expeditiously settle clearance issues.


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Tod Stephens, Armstrong Teasdale, Security Lawyer, Iraq Vet

Security and Facility Clearance Law

After leading American and Iraqi soldiers in combat for nearly three years, Tod Stephens has become a leader in the field of security law. In his practice, Tod helps businesses anticipate and resolve defense industry compliance challenges.

Within the cleared defense industry, Tod advises in-house counsel, business managers, corporate directors, and Facility Security Officers (FSOs) in navigating their complex regulatory obligations. Tod regularly represents clients during their...

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