Mitigation of FOCI Concerns for Facility Clearance Company
Successfully mitigated Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) concerns for facility clearance-eligible companies related to specific country in Europe. Involved negotiations abroad as well as issues with Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), the U.S. Government agency that regulates companies that handle classified information.
Favorable Outcome for Executive for one of the Top Six Defense Contractors in the World
Successfully convinced the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) to find in favor of an executive facing the revocation of his clearance due to inaccurate information provided by a medical provider.
Defeated Bid Protest of $320 Million Contract Award
Successfully defeated bid protest of a national intelligence agency contract award worth more than $320 million over 10 years. When an unsuccessful bidder brought a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) protest against our client’s receipt of a valuable government contract, we rapidly delivered persuasive and detailed arguments and evidence to the SBA, defeating the protest completely.
Mitigation of FOCI Concerns for Facility Clearance Eligible Companies
Successfully mitigated Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) concerns for facility clearance eligible companies related to Sweden, Germany, Canada, Japan, Norway, Finland, India, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.
Defense of Client's Top Secret Clearance
Successfully defended Top Secret security clearance during Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals hearing of government allegations under Adjudicative Guidelines H and E.
Favorable Outcome for First-time Security Clearance Applicant
Successfully convinced Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) to withdraw Statement of Reasons against first-time security clearance applicant involving allegations of Adjudicative Guideline H conduct during college.
Resolved Significant Regulatory Issue After Entity Invalidated by DSS
Resolved a significant regulatory issue for a large publicly traded company after the newly acquired entity was invalidated by the U.S. Government (Defense Security Service).
Withdrawal of Statement of Reasons Against USAF Veteran
Secured withdrawal of Statement of Reasons issued by the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals against United States Air Force Veteran working as cleared contractor in combat theatre.
Defeated False Allegations to Save Government Contractor's Job
Quickly secured reversal of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) to find our client unsuitable for employment as a government contractor. In just 15 days, we collected evidence from multiple third-party witnesses to defeat false allegations of dishonest and illegal conduct by our client. We succeeded in convincing CBP to reverse its NOPA and to find our client fully suitable for employment, saving his job.
Prepared Security Clearance Applicant to Successfully Represent Himself
When our client was facing significant Adjudicative Guideline F allegations and desired to represent himself at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), we prepared his testimony and other evidence for the hearing. We rehearsed with him extensively, including his cross-examination by Department Counsel. Based on the quality of his testimony and evidence, the presiding Administrative Judge granted his security clearance.
Withdrawal of Statement of Reasons Against CEO
Achieved withdrawal of Statement of Reasons issued against company's chief executive officer alleging Adjudicative Guideline F concerns related to federal taxes.
Withdrawal of Statement of Reasons Related to First-Time Security Clearance Applicant
Convinced the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals to withdraw a Statement of Reasons issued to a first-time security clearance applicant alleging concern under Adjudicative Guidelines B and C related to India.
Withdrawal of Statement of Reasons Against Company Executive
Achieved withdrawal of Statement of Reasons issued by Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals to company executive alleging past Adjudicative Guideline H concerns.
Defeated Statement of Reasons Alleging Late Federal Tax Payments
Obtained withdrawal of a Statement of Reasons alleging late federal tax payments, resulting in our client’s security clearance being granted immediately. When our client was facing government allegations that he and his wife had not properly paid joint income taxes, we collected evidence of issues beyond his control from the Internal Revenue Service and argued that all Adjudicative Guideline F security concerns had been mitigated. The government withdrew its Statement of Reasons less than a month after receiving our arguments and evidence.