Security Clearances: Self Reporting With Tully Rinckey PLLC, Tony Kuhn

  • Guideline A: Allegiance to the United States
  • Guideline B: Foreign Influence
  • Guideline C: Foreign Preference
  • Guideline E: Personal Conduct
  • Guideline F: Financial Considerations
  • Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
  • Guideline I: Psychological Conditions

Published: June 22, 2022

Kathleen Smith

Hi, this is Kathleen and welcome to this special security clearance focused episode of our podcast with our special guest Anthony Kuhn of Tully Rinckey PLLC. Tony, thank you for joining us this afternoon. Can you tell me who you are, who you work for, and a little bit about yourself?

Anthony Kuhn

Thank you, Kathleen, my pleasure. My name is Anthony Kuhn. I’m the managing partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC. We’re a law firm. Two of our main practice areas are military and national security law. So we work in this realm quite often. I’m also the chair of the National Security Lawyers Association, which is a non-profit geared towards training and developing and helping individuals in the intelligence community. And I’m also a veteran of 26 years in the Army and Army Reserve.

Kathleen Smith

So let’s talk about the implementation of continuous monitoring and how that has changed the types of issues that arise for cleared professionals versus previous reinvestigation processes.

Anthony Kuhn

Sure, thanks Kathleen, always a pleasure. So people are becoming more familiar with the new process, continuous evaluation, or some people call it continuous monitoring. In the past, individuals who held a security clearance would have to go through what was called a periodic re-investigation, and those still exist. And it depends on the level of your security clearance. So for example, an individual with a secret clearance would only be re-investigated or have to go through that periodic re-investigation every 10 years where an individual who has a top secret clearance would have to go through that periodic reinvestigation every five years.

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