That's wrong, wrong, wrong.
2. When you have a security clearance, some
aspects of your personal life are the government's business. Security is a shared
responsibility. Your security office depends upon you to tell it what it needs to know.
Security has a need to know any information
that might have a bearing on your continued eligibility for access to classified
information. All U.S. Government employees and contractors with access to classified
information are required to report:
- Changes in personal status such as marriage,
cohabitation, and change of name. If you are approved for access to Sensitive
Compartmented Information (SCI) or are employed in certain Special Access Programs (SAPs),
intent to marry or cohabitate must be reported well in advance to allow time for security
processing of intended partner.
- Certain contacts with foreign nationals,
depending upon your type of security clearance, your organization's policies and
international conditions at the time.
- Certain foreign travel, depending upon your
type of security clearance and your organization's policies.
- Serious financial problems such as bankruptcy,
repossession of property, or eviction for failure to pay rent.
- Any arrest or other involvement with the legal
system, even if you were released without being charged or prosecution was dropped.
- Outside employment or volunteer activity for
any foreign interest or in any subject area related to your classified activities or to
intelligence, defense, foreign affairs, or protected technology.
- Publications or speeches that contain
knowledge or information gained during your present or any previous classified job must be
approved in advance.
When you report this information, you become
part of the security solution. When you fail to report it, you may become part of the
Related Topics: Self-Reporting on Your Personal
Activities, Reporting Foreign Contacts, Reporting
Outside Activities, Pre-Publication Review.