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Frequently Asked Questions Investigations

My brother works for one of the largest companies in the world, but he didn't have to go through all this. Why should I?

Congress, through statutes, the President, through executive orders, and the agencies charged with carrying out these laws and orders have required this process. There is, generally, no requirement for private employers to use the same guidelines as public employers. Of course, if your brother's job with the private employer required him to have access to classified national security information as a contractor to the Federal government, even your brother would have to be investigated.

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