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GovExec Daily

Mar 28, 2022

Getting a security clearance is a tough process and one that can be derailed by a number of issues. In 2016, for example, financial issues were the biggest cause of clearance denial, resulting in more than double the amount of denials than any other adjudicative criteria. So, what should security clearance seekers mind while they’re going through the process?

Lindy Kyzer is the editor of, a former Defense Department employee and a GovExec contributor. As part of our #MoneyMonday series, she joined the podcast to discuss how your finances could affect the security clearance process.


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