I was in the shooting at ESL (a defense company in Sunnyvale, Ca) back in 1989. The shooter, Richard Farley, had a top secret clearance. I know he had been fired from the company for stalking one of the employees, but I don’t know if his clearance was taken away or not.
Clearances don’t give you that much information on people.
It’s just really bad if you’ve gone bankrupt!!
His clearance would have been administratively terminated at the time he was fired. Reinstatement within 2 years is normally routine, but under those circumstances it would have been difficult, if not impossible.
Clearances dont give you that much information on people.
It depends on the level of clearance. A secret clearance is pretty easy to get, as long as your finances are in order. For a top secret clearance, they talk to your neighbors, your references, your previous employers, etc. The interviewer asks open-ended questions that should uncover any problems, as long as the references are honest.