Subject Interview Preparation

The Enhanced Subject Interview (ESI) is a standard component of some Personnel Security Investigations (PSI). It is often an added component to other PSIs, when security/suitability issues are present. The ESI is a wide-ranging interview that covers all questions on the clearance application form and numerous other questions with particular attention to issue-related information. After a review of the client’s clearance application form and the collection of additional information, clients are coached on how to answer pertinent questions truthfully and precisely without unnecessarily providing information that might tend to confuse or complicate the interview. Clients will also be advised about when to object to or request clarification of inappropriately worded questions. Clients are given instructions regarding mitigating information they should volunteer during the ESI and assistance in identifying and/or preparing any documents they should give to the investigator. (Estimated average range of charges: 2 to 7 hours)

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Clearance Assessment

Evaluates a client’s situation, determines the importance of the issues presented, identifies mitigating factors, and proposes courses of action to…

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This service provides a detailed written email response to questions about federal clearance processing, procedures, policies, and standards.

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Insures applicants avoid errors and omission that could result in multi-month delays in clearance processing.

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Because the decision to grant an interim clearance is made before an investigation is completed, mitigating security issues during the application stage is critical to obtaining an interim clearance.

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