Can my finance management affect my security clearance?
One of the Adjudicative Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Information, Guideline F, is based on financial considerations. A short sale can have a negative impact on your FICO score. Thus, a short sale could be a factor in a security clearance adjudication, but does not necessarily mean you will lose your clearance. It depends on other factors, including a pattern of financial irresponsibility and avoidance of financial responsibilities. You should seek advice from an attorney and your security officer.
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