posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 10:36 PM
I had my clearance redone and upgraded in late 2003 and I was overseas at the time, and right around Christmas I got flooded with like tons of emails
from people I knew, old bosses, and other places I used to work for. They were interviewed about me and because I was in Iraq, I needed my clearance
done up quickly before it expired not to mention to do my job there. My family was so freaked out cause they thought I might have gotten into some
trouble over there and with limited comms that we had, one sat phone for 100 people to share, it was too funny, I just told them that i was getting my
clearance upgraded and redone before expiration, and they said well we have been contacted several times by different people. I told them its to make
sure your story is the same and you are telling the truth, then I started to get worried and asked you didnt make up BS did you?
Overall, its normal, they go to old neighborhoods, your highschool, talk to the principal, teachers you had, college, friends, coworkers, they will
talk to people you didnt know or knew of, they pull everything about you, court records, drivers licenses, driving record, old addresses and talk to
the tenants/landlords, just about everyone. And a TS (Top Secret) takes about 12-18 months to get if its your initial. And if there is a problem
with your background they contact you for an interview or come to you and question you so they can clear it or deny it, that has happened before.