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Navigating the complexities of obtaining and maintaining security clearances is crucial for many professionals in Alaska. Our experienced team at Avery Dooley & Noone, LLP, is here to assist you every step of the way.

State and Federal Regulations

Security clearance in Alaska is governed by both state and federal laws. Federally, 50 U.S. Code § 3341 outlines the procedures and requirements for obtaining a security clearance. This law mandates reciprocity among federal agencies, ensuring that a clearance granted by one agency is recognized by others, thereby streamlining the process for individuals who need to transfer their clearance between agencies​.

Alaska Administrative Code

In Alaska, specific provisions such as Section 13 AAC 68.215 regulate access to criminal justice information. According to this regulation, only designated employees of certain government units can obtain direct access to criminal justice records, provided they pass a background check and receive the necessary security clearance from the Department of Public Safety.

Recent Changes in Security Clearance

The landscape of security clearance procedures is continually evolving. Recent changes emphasize the importance of Continuous Evaluation (CE) programs, which continuously vet individuals holding clearances against specific criteria to identify potential security risks in real time. This shift aims to replace the traditional periodic reinvestigation model, making it more critical than ever for individuals to maintain a clean and transparent record​​.

Mental Health and Social Media

Recent guidelines have also destigmatized mental health treatment in the context of security clearances. Seeking mental health care is no longer viewed negatively, provided that the individual is honest about their treatment and its outcomes. Additionally, social media activity is now a consideration in the clearance process, with public posts and behaviors being scrutinized for potential security risks​​.

Addressing Foreign Influence

Given the increasing concerns over foreign interference, scrutiny of foreign influence and affiliations has intensified. Applicants must disclose any foreign connections, including family ties and financial interests, to assess the risk of coercion or exploitation by foreign entities. Transparency and detailed disclosures are essential to successfully navigating these stringent requirements.

Why Choose Avery Dooley & Noone, LLP?

At Avery Dooley & Noone, LLP, our security clearance lawyers in Alaska are dedicated to guiding you through the intricate process of obtaining and maintaining your security clearance. We understand the nuances of both federal and state regulations and are committed to providing personalized support to address your unique needs.

  • Comprehensive Legal Support: We offer extensive legal support for all phases of the security clearance process, including application, contesting decisions, and appeals.
  • In-depth Knowledge: Our team stays updated on the latest changes in security clearance laws and procedures, ensuring you receive the most current advice and representation.
  • Client-Centered Approach: We prioritize your needs, offering tailored legal strategies to help you achieve and maintain your security clearance efficiently.

By choosing Avery Dooley & Noone, LLP, you benefit from our deep expertise and commitment to excellence. Let our security clearance lawyers in Alaska help you navigate the complexities of security clearance laws with confidence and ease. Contact Us Today at (617) 489-5300 for a free consultation.