DOHA Personnel Security Clearance information
The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals' (DOHA) Administrative Judges adjudicate the
personnel security clearances of many employees in industry each month. These are referred to by
the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) as industrial security clearance cases.
Not all industrial security clearance cases make it all the way to DOHA's Administrative Judges in
the Hearing Office, but those that do result in written decisions. Gathering and analyzing these written
decisions' information can provide a good deal of insight into the adjudication of these security
clearance cases and the trends behind them.
When an applicant for a personnel security clearance is informed that their case has been referred to
the Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals (DOHA), they will likely want to see the statistics
involved in this process. We gathered the data from the 97 written decisions issued by DOHA
Administrative Judges and 2 by the Appeal Board in the month of June 2012. Our reports on these
industrial security clearance cases provide insights that applicants for security clearances would
likely find useful when deciding how to handle their own cases. We have created reports on attorneys
who represented applicants before DOHA Administrative Judges as well as reports on the adjudicative
guidelines in security clearance cases, which are available for purchase.